National Book Festival

ABOUT: The National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, will take place Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. From the website: 

The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. It was created by Laura Bush and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington at the suggestion of Mrs. Bush, who had created the Texas Book Festival.

Over its 15-year history, the National Book Festival has become one of the pre-eminent literary events in the United States. The first festival was Sept. 8, 2001. Mrs. Bush served as honorary chair of the festival through 2008. President and Mrs. Obama have served as honorary co-chairs from 2009 to 2016.

LOCATION: Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

WEBSITE: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/