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Media Advisory: 2022 National Book Festival

Release Date: 30 Aug 2022


The 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival returns to the Washington Convention Center this Saturday, Sept. 3 for a daylong celebration of the festival theme “Books Bring Us Together.” Media are invited to cover the festival and author interview opportunities may be available. A media space is available to working press onsite at the festival.

The author lineup and complete schedule can be found at Events on several of the festival stages will be livestreamed on the festival website and the Library’s YouTube channel.

What: The 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival

When: Saturday, Sept. 3, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001

Who: More than 120 authors, writers and poets, including singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe, deaf activist and reality star Nyle DiMarco, actor Nick Offerman, comedian Leslie Jordan, Geraldine Brooks, Clint Smith and Nicola Yoon.

RSVP: Media interested in covering the festival must send an email to Leah Knobel,, no later than 10 am EST on Thursday, Sept. 1. Space is limited and cannot be guaranteed.

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Media Contact: Leah Knobel,

PR 22-074
ISSN 0731-3527

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