2006 National Book Festival Is Coming to DC

From the LOC site:

The festival, which will be held on September 30, is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Laura Bush. It is free and open to the public and features more than 70 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets appearing in “Fiction & Fantasy,” “Mysteries & Thrillers,” “History & Biography,” “Children,” “Teens & Children,” “Poetry,” and “Home & Family” pavilions. Browse this Web site to learn about the authors who will be appearing throughout the day in the pavilions and signing their books.

Activities for children, which are fun and promote reading, can be found in the popular “Let’s Read America” pavilion. The Library of Congress also has a pavilion where festival goers can explore the Library’s acclaimed Web site at www.loc.gov and learn about the Veterans History Project, a grassroots effort to document the stories of veterans from World War I through the current conflicts and those who supported the war effort on the home front. The Pavilion of the States brings representatives from throughout the country to the festival with information on local reading and literacy programs.

The Smithsonian metro stop opens onto the festival’s grounds, where you can spend the day listening to and meeting your favorite authors and picking up the free festival poster. We hope you will join us on September 30 for this celebration of the joys of reading and lifelong literacy!

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