Celebrate 2013 National Book Festival with a Good Read

Celebrate 2013 National Book Festival with a Good Read

Sept. 21-22 on the National Mall

The DC Public Library will be participating in the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be held Sept. 21-22 on the National Mall.

Louisa May's BattlePresident Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event, which hosts authors, poets, illustrators, book signings and various other forms of entertainment. For more information, including event details and times, check out the National Book Festival's main website. DC Public Library employees will be on hand in the Pavilion of the States on Saturday, Sept. 21 with gifts, goodies and a wide selection of suggested books that relate to life in Washington, D.C. While you're there, show us your DC Library card, tweet your picture and you may even get a special prize!

D.C.'s featured read for 2013 is Louisa May's Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women by Katherine Krull. This children's biography tells the story of Louisa May Alcott's days working as a nurse in a Washington hospital during the Civil War. Alcott's experiences were recounted in her first published book, Hospital Sketches.

Take a peek at this and other recent titles that are set in Washington, D.C. Share your favorites on our Facebook page or reply to us on Twitter.


Book CoverBook CoverBook Cover
Fonduing Fathers
by Julie Hyzy
The List
by Karin Tanabe
Anonymous Sources
by Mary Louise Kelly
Book CoverBook CoverBook Cover
by Cora Mack
Hidden Order
by Brad Thor
The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs by Dana Bate


Book CoverBook Cover
The Bullets, the Wizards and Washington DC Basketball
by Brett Abrams
Hard Art: DC 1979
by Lucian Perkins

Children’s Books

Book CoverBook Cover
Brick by Brick
by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington
by Gary Jeffrey