National Book Festival
After a decade on the National Mall, the National Book Festival is moving to a new location this year due to new rules and costs associated with holding a large event on the promenade between the Capitol and Lincoln Memorial.
The National Book Festival is opening with more than 100 authors and thousands of visitors on the National Mall in Washington.
Novelist Philip Roth, Jeffrey Eugenides who wrote “The Virgin Suicides,” mystery writer Patricia Cornwell and singer Jewel are joining the lineup of authors for the 2012 National Book Festival on the National Mall later this year.
Actress Julianne Moore, radio host Garrison Keillor, and TV’s Hoda Kotb and Jim Lehrer are among the more than 100 bestselling authors, illustrators and poets who are joining the National Book Festival this year.
A traveling exhibit of the Library of Congress is pulling into Urbana as it nears the end of a yearlong tour of more than 30 states.