National Book Festival

September 21, 2013 @ 2:00 PM – 9:30 PM
National Mall
Between 9th & 14th Streets NW

The Library of Congress’ two-day National Book Festival is happening in less than a month, on Sept. 21 & 22 on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C.

Co-chaired by President Obama and Mrs. Obama this year’s event draws an impressive lineup of authors, including Giada De Laurentiis, Khaled Hosseini, Margaret Atwood, Hoda Kotb, and a host of other well-known writers. View the complete author lineup here:

With more than 100 authors, illustrators and poets in attendance, there is a presentation for every personality. On the National Mall throughout the weekend you will find pavilions dedicated to Children, Teens & Children, Fiction & Mystery, History & Biography, Contemporary Life, Poetry & Prose, Graphic Novels & Science Fiction and Special Programs.


The Library of Congress’ 2013 National Book Festival—an annual celebration of books, reading and literature co-chaired by President Obama and Mrs. Obama. This DC tradition gives book lovers of all ages a rare opportunity to interact with and get their books signed by their favorite authors.

When: Sept. 21 & 22

9/21: 10am – 5:30pm
9/22: noon – 5:30pm


The National Mall, between 9th & 14th Streets

Washington, D.C.


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