On Saturday, Sept. 25, book lovers from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and beyond will descend upon the National Mall (located between 3rd and 7th streets in Washington, D.C.) for the 10th annual National Book Festival. The festival, held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will feature presentations in numerous pavilions – Children, Teens & Children, Fiction & Mystery, History & Biography, Contemporary Life, and Poetry & Prose – and children will enjoy the Let’s Read America Pavilion and the Pavilion of the States. Admission is free, but attendees can purchase books by the featured authors in the Book Sales Pavilion. Book signings will occur throughout the day, and interested readers will want to line up early.
Featured authors will include Rosemary Wells (Max and Ruby’s Bedtime Book), Marilyn Nelson (Snook Alone), Mem Fox (Let’s Count Sheep), Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman Cooks), Jonathan Safran Foer (Eating Animals), Isabel Allende (The Island Beneath the Stars), Diana Gabaldon (the Outlander series), Elizabeth Kostova (The Swan Thieves), Stacy Schiff (Cleopatra), Jonathan Franzen (Freedom), Chang-rae Lee (Surrendered), Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games trilogy), and Brad Meltzer (Heroes for My Son).
Visit the National Book Festival website for a complete list of featured authors, the presentation schedule, and book signing times.