Events sponsored by the Center for the Book

Author discussions, symposia and other events are an important part of the programming of the Center for the Book. The long-running Books & Beyond author series has attracted writers from across the country to discuss their books and the writing life, and to talk about how they have used the resources of the Library of Congress in their work. Most of these presentations are filmed for later webcasting.

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OCTOBER 13 (Thursday) 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:00pm program, 8:00pm reception, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

The 2016 Anne Scott MacLeod Children’s Literature Lecture Featuring Andrea Pinkney.  Cosponsored with the University of Maryland College of Information Studies.

OCTOBER 14 (Friday), 5:30 p.m., Montpelier Room, Madison Building

National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest Ceremony and Reception.  Cosponsored with the Rare Book and Special Collections Division in cooperation with the Antiquarian Booksellers’Association of America, the Fellowship of American Bibliographic Societies, and the Grolier Club.

NOVEMBER 3 (Thursday), noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Historian Louisa Thomas will discuss and sign her new book
Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams (Penguin Press, April, 2016).          

NOVEMBER 10 (Thursday), noon, Montpelier Room, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Former diplomat and D.C. historian John Richardson will discuss and sign his new book Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital (Ohio University Press, 2016).

DECEMBER 6 (Tuesday) noon, Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building

Books & Beyond program.  Michael Signer will discuss and sign his new book Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father (Public Affairs, 2015). Cosponsored with the Law Library.

DECEMBER 8 (Thursday), noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program.  Professor William Craft Brumfield will discuss and sign his new book Architecture at the End of the Earth: Photographing the Russian North (Duke University Press, 2015). Cosponsored with the World Digital Library.