There is the Superbowl for football fans, dozens of music festivals for anyone who owns an ipod, and there is even Comic Con for all of those scifi/fantasy/comic book geeks out there. So what is there for bookworms? Maybe there are not hundreds of festivals in honor of books (although there should be!), but there is one ultimate one, the National Book Festival!
Luckily, for GW students and professors that festival takes place practically in our own backyard! Sponsored by the wonderful Library of Congress, the festival will be held on the National Mall from 10am-5:30pm tomorrow, Saturday, September 26.
Anyone who has ever bought a book (and clearly anyone reading this blog probably has run out of shelf space for all of their purchases) should go to the festival. Authors span from young adult fiction to nonfiction. Ideally there should be an author for everyone: Tim O’Brien, Julia Glass, Junot Díaz, John Iriving, Jeannette Walls, Jodi Picoult, John Grisham, Julia Alvarez, Nicholas Sparks, Judy Blume, etc. For a full list of authors click here.
Each author will be holding discussions and signings at different pavilions on the Mall related to their genre. For a full schedule of discussions and signings, click here.
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I know I will certainly be there tomorrow even with the awful rainy forecast. Maybe I will see you there too? If you sadly cannot go, make sure to check the blog later on this weekend for a recap of the Festival.