(8 January 2014) The 14th Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, 30 August 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., with new and exciting offerings – including evening events – in addition to the familiar author talks, book-signings and family and children’s activities. The Festival has been a well-loved ritual for book-lovers since 2001, with attendance by as many as 200,000 visitors in recent years. The event is free and open to the public.
“In addition to a new International Pavilion featuring authors from around the world, festival-goers will be able to stay up late, with new evening activities between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.,” said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
A keystone of the nighttime offerings will be “Great Books to Great Movies,” a pavilion that will offer an evening panel discussion with experts and film-industry figures, followed by a screening of a classic movie that was made from a classic book.
The announcement is here.