Book festival brings top-selling authors to Washington

August 27, 2017 by  

The 17th Library of Congress National Book Festival is taking place this Labor Day weekend.

This annual festival promises that over 100 authors will be appearing this year. This includes Diana Gabaldon whose latest book is “Seven Stones to Stand or Fall”, J. D. Vance (“Hillbilly Elegy) and David McCullough (“The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For”) who will all be appearing on the main stage. Other authors are set to include Condoleezza Rice and Scott Turow. There will be several stages focused on various literary genres such as Thrillers and Fantasy, Graphic Novels and History and Biography.

The authors will be reading from their works, taking part in panel discussions and signing books for fans. Their latest books will also be available for purchase.

The Library of Congress Town Square will feature an interactive maze, trivia contests and a illustrator workshop with Roz Chast. There will also be reading space, children’s stages and storytelling.

This is a popular annual event in Washington, D. C., and organizers will most likely advertise in the community using printed materials such as flyers and brochures.

The National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 2 from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Admission is free. For the most current information, call 1-888-714-4696.