16th Library of Congress National Book Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2016 — Dozens of Authors & Presentations!
Mark your calendars for the 16th Anniversary National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest. Note: Visitors can expect enhanced safety and security measures when entering the Convention Center.
Tickets Required for Stephen King on the Main Stage
Popular author Stephen King will open the Main Stage of the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival with a presentation and recognition of his lifelong work promoting literacy. Tickets will be required for the King presentation. Tickets will be free and will be issued electronically beginning Sept. 14. Tickets are not required for other presentations or activities at the festival.
Videos from the National Book Festival
National Book Festival Blog
NEW! 2016 National Book Festival Scout Patch
Consider a trip for your troop to hear from popular authors, get books signed and take part in the activities at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival. And for non-scouts, it’s a fun souvenir of your visit to the festival.
The National Book
Festival Starts In
News from the Festival
August 24, 2016
App Puts National Book Festival at Your Fingertips
August 3, 2016
Full Slate of Authors Announced
March 15, 2016
Festival Welcomes Extraordinary Lineup of Writers
January 21, 2016
2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival To Be Held Sept. 24
Festival Posters & Gallery