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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August 30 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Walter E. Washington Covention Center

2014 National Book Festival

September 12 (Friday) Noon, Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Books & Beyond program. Ezra Greenspan will discuss and sign his new book William Wells Brown: An African-American Life (W.W. Norton, 2014). Contact 202-707-1519

October 3 (Friday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Pickford Theater, Madison Building

Americas Awards. Cosponsored with the Hispanic Division and Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.

October 17 (Friday) Montpelier Room, Dining Room A &C, Madison Building

National Collegiate Book Collecting Ceremony and Reception. Cosponsored with the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.