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poster_enlarge…and if you are in or near Washington, DC this Labor Day weekend, you’re in for a treat.

The National Book Festival will take place this Saturday, August 30th, from 10 am – 10 pm, though doors open at 9 am.

And it’s all free.

Since it first began in 2001, it has been held on the Mall, but this year it has moved indoors to the Washington Convention Center.

The list of activities is impressive and includes more than 100 authors, book signings, lectures, panel discussions, activities for children, and the opportunity to meet some of your favorite writers.

Also, our very own treasure, Politics & Prose Bookstore, has been chosen as the first independent book store to sell books at the Festival. If you want a book signed, you can buy it from them on the second floor of the Convention Center. But you can also bring your own copy of a book to be signed.

You can see a list of the authors, the activities and a map of all the events by clicking on this website.

Maybe I’ll see you there.