2012 National Book Festival

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Come see the Texas State Library and Archives Commission at the 2012 National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.

(Festival poster by Rafael López.)

This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions, including Science Fiction, Fantasy & Graphic Novels and Special Programs. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.

TSLAC staff, including Director and Librarian Peggy Rudd, will be present at the Pavilion of the States on Saturday, Sept. 22 only, though the festival continues on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pavilion of the States salutes the literary traditions of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. A brochure available in this pavilion, called “Discover Great Places Through Reading,” offers a list of 52 great reads. Many of these books will be for sale in the Book Sales Pavilion.

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September 22, 2012 -
10:00am to 5:30pm
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