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LOC National Book Festival
September 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm #111289
Make Sure you visit this website if you have even an inkling that you might want to attend
The National Book Festival Celebrates a Decade of Words and Wonder
The 10th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival, a celebration of the joy of reading for all ages, is free and open to the public.
September 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm #111303
Looking through the list of authors, I can't say I recognize anybody in particular beyond Follett and Straub...any recommendations on who to visit?
September 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm #111301
Thanks for posting this. What do you think the crowds will be like? Or is it geeky to assume there will be large crowds of people at a book festival?
September 24, 2010 at 9:29 am #111299
Was at one about 4 years ago, and to a country bumpkin from the south, the crowds were fairly large but because there were so many author "stands" asking questions of the different authors or buying their works was a reasonable option
September 24, 2010 at 9:35 am #111297
When I and my spouse was at one about 4 years ago believe that there was only one author that either of us knew but it was an opportunity, for us to be exposed to different author's. What we did is spent all day listening to the authors pitch their books and if we were moved enough we would purchase them.
Obviously we weren't going to listen to all 100 or so authors so it was just a random thing...
My wife came away with 6 books from 6 different authors and I came away with 1 book
February 21, 2011 at 11:35 am #111295
I have been attending this Festival for years and am a big fan. It is more crowded each year and you almost really have to map out your day ahead of time to try and see the authors you most want to hear speak. I started a fan site on FB and have met other interesting authors and attendees who love reading this way, too. (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=126080712816)
The great news for this year's festival is (drum roll please...) ~ it has been expanded to two days! Maybe this will help with the crowds. See link to save the date: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-017.html
February 21, 2011 at 8:04 pm #111293
Cool, a lot of my favorites. Unfortunately George RR Martin will be there instead of finishing his new book. He's been off in New Zealand watching the filming of HBO's THE GAME OF THRONES. Come on, George. DANCING WITH DRAGONS isn't going to write itself!
February 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm #111291
WAIT A MINUTE!!! Robert B. Parker is listed as an attending author. That would be a good trick. He's dead.
The long line to get those "Spenser" booked autographed won't be moving for some reason...
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