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The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held virtually from September 17-26.  The theme is Open a Book, Open the World.  Access the program schedule and Festival information. ...

The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday this year! Create your FREE account now at loc.gov/bookfest to access on-demand videos, live author chats and discussions during the Festival weekend, Sept. 25 – 27.  It’s all virtual and...

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Record crowds attended the 18th National Book Festival in Washington, DC this past weekend. Kathy Hale and Ed Lupico, from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, shared a booth with the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.  Hale said at least 8,000 people visited the booth. Check...

The National Book Festival will be held on September 2 at the Washington Convention Center in DC.  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries will be there!  Plan to  visit! ...

Download National Book Festival posters courtesy of the Library of Congress. ...

2016 National Book Festival

The State Library of Pennsylvania is proud to be exhibiting again at the Pavilion of States of the National Book Festival on Saturday September 24th! Stop by and say hi if you are attending the event! For more information about the National Book Festival, visit their website at...

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The Library of Congress and Mid-Atlantic Public Libraries Kick Off a Summer Essay Contest!  Rising 5th and 6th Graders are asked to write about “A Book That Shaped Me.” Public libraries in Pennsylvania, DC, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia who want to participate may...

Will we see you at the National Book Festival? The National Book Festival will be held in Washington, DC on September 5th and 6th and is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Learn more! ...