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2012 National Book Festival

  • 22 Sep 2012
  • 23 Sep 2012
  • National Mall

Celebrate the Book with Two Days of Writers, Poets & Pavilions

Come to the 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival is free and open to the public. Festival poster by Rafael López.

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This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions, including two Sunday-only pavilions: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Graphic Novels and Special Presentations. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.

List of authors, poets, and illustrators attending the 2012 festival

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