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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Book Festivals Are Coming! The Book Festivals Are Coming!

The 2009 National Book Festival

Saturday, September 26 from 10am-5:30pm
The National Mall between 7th and 14th streets

Over the past eight years, the National Book Festival has developed a devoted following. Bibliophiles are certainly thrilled that First Lady Michelle Obama has continued this awesome annual event which was started by former First Lady Laura Bush.

The National Book Festival is an amazing opportunity to meet and hear from your and your kids' favorite authors. There's so much to do and see, I can't begin to cover it all. For more information, click over to the festival website at The schedule and list of state, author and book sales pavilions can be found here. The list of authors attending the festival can be found here. A PDF of the the pavilion map can be found here.

Lines can be very long, especially for the best-known authors. If you happen to miss one of your favorites, or if you aren't able to get to the National Book Festival in person, you can hear podcasts from many well-known authors here.

5th Annual Capital BookFest
Saturday, October 3 from 10 am-7 pm
The Boulevard at the Capital Centre in Largo

This event promises to be a fun and informative day of author readings, panels, publishing workshops, poetry, children's storytelling, teen programs and exhibitors right here in Prince George's County. This is a FREE event which is presented in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation. It also helps promote healthy homes for children in foster care through a partnership with the Prince George's County Department of Social Services.

The first 1,000 attendees will receive a FREE book!

For more information about the schedule of events and a list of the local, national and celebrity authors participating, visit

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