Library of Congress National Book Festival

Mark your calendars for the 19th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

The 19th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. The event is free and open to the public. NOTE: Visitors can expect enhanced safety and security measures when entering the Convention Center.

Author Stages
Amazing authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations on stages dedicated to kids, fiction, history, biography, poetry, graphic novels and more. Many fascinating thematic programs and panel discussions will be offered throughout the festival.

Family-Friendly Activities on the Expo Floor
The Lower Level of the Convention Center will also offer a wide array of fun and exciting activities and programs for festival attendees of all ages.

We want the festival to be fun for everyone! ASL interpreting services will be provided in all author stages during scheduled events. If you need additional assistance, the Accessibility & Information station, located in the Grand Lobby on the Street Level, will offer access to ASL interpreters, assistive listening devices (ALDs), large-print programs, braille programs and other special services. Please email with any accessibility questions or requests for accommodations.

The event is finished.


Aug 31, 2019




Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW Washington DC 20001