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National Book Festival continues its success – this time indoors

The yearly Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. not only promotes the importance of reading, but having well-known authors attend is a perk as well.
The yearly Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. not only promotes the importance of reading, but having well-known authors attend is a perk as well.
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If you’re used to attending the Library of Congress’ yearly National Book Festival, a great way to enjoy it is being outdoors. But not anymore. The Book Festival, which is today, has moved from the National Mall to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center – very big, very wide, very open. It’s a very nice center (been there several times) and there are those who can direct you to places (if you get lost) who are very courteous.

So book lovers – don’t fret! You may like the atmosphere even more; the added pavilions, the later time, the coolness of air conditioning and easier access to bathrooms.

So enjoy yourself this Labor Day weekend and marvel at the famous authors and personalities who will be there. If you can’t make it, watch it on CSPAN-2.

Here’s a snippet from the Washington Post on the event –

The 2014 festival has moved indoors, from the Mall to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and the new location comes with perks: The festival has added three pavilions and extended its hours until 10 p.m. Scheduled speakers include retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor, former poet laureate Billy Collins and National Book Award-winner E.L Doctorow, along with more than 100 others. The event -- still free! -- continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.