More Than 175 Authors are scheduled to participate in the Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, September 5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
(doors open at 9). The event is free and open to the public.
The 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be the most expansive one in its 15-year history, with more than 175 authors, poets and illustrators in its 18 pavilions and programs.
The theme of the festival is “I cannot live without books,” which is a quote from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend John Adams in 1815 following the third president’s sale of his personal library to the Library of Congress. Jefferson sold his 6,487 books to replenish the Library that was burned by the British during the War of 1812.