The 10th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, will be held on Saturday, September. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival, a celebration of the joy of reading for all ages, is free and open to the public. More than 70 authors, illustrators and poets will be making presentations on the National Mall throughout the day in the Children, Teens & Children, Fiction & Mystery, History & Biography, Contemporary Life and Poetry & Prose pavilions.
The Festival website features numerous video webcasts and audio podcasts. The 2010 poster, shown here, was designed by Peter Ferguson and is available as a PDF download.