Anyone in or around DC this weekend should head to the National Mall for the National Book Festival.* The festival will be held, rain or shine, on the National Mall between 7th and 14th Streets from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 29.
Seventy authors will be on the Washington Mall, giving readings, signing books, meeting with festival goers. We’ve highlighted each of these authors here on LibraryThing, with a special NBF button (see, for example, Jodi Picoult). You can see the entire list of authors here, on The National Book Festival’s authors page.
They just added interviews with some of the authors; podcasts can be found under National Book Festival Podcasts. I’ve also gone through and added links to each of these on the respective author pages. Enjoy!
There’s even a group on LibraryThing dedicated to the event (National Book Festival group). Join in to talk about the authors, RSVP for the meet-up, and more.
LT members have organized a meet-up (thanks SqueakyChu!): The National Museum of Natural History, base of the front stairs, far right hand side when facing the building. 2pm. Be there or be square. (Details in this talk post).
*The festival is sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Laura Bush.