Monday, October 3, 2011

An Estimated 200,000 Attend the Library of Congress' 2011 National Book Festival

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 200,000 book-lovers gathered on the National Mall this weekend for the first-ever two-day National Book Festival. Organized by the Library of Congress with Honorary Co-Chairs President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the 2011 event featured presentations and book signings by more than 100 of our nation's bestselling authors, illustrators and poets including Toni Morrison, Hoda Kotb, Dave Eggers, David McCullough, Terry McMillan, Katherine Paterson,Garrison Keillor and Jim Lehrer. "For more than a decade, the National Book Festival has given book lovers of all ages the rare opportunity to meet, interact with and be inspired by their favorite authors,";_ylt=A9G_R0IwjYBOlwIBSgWscq9_;_ylu=X3oDMTFlamxxbGVoBHBvcwMxNwRzZWMDbmV3c0h1YkFydGljbGVMaXN0BHNsawNhbmVzdGltYXRlZDI-?x=0ttp://;_ylt=A9G_R0IwjYBOlwIBSgWscq9_;_ylu=X3oDMTFlamxxbGVoBHBvcwMxNwRzZWMDbmV3c0h1YkFydGljbGVMaXN0BHNsawNhbmVzdGltYXRlZDI-?x=0

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