Open a Book, Open the World: National Book Festival

September 12, 2021

September 26, 2021

6:00 PM To 6:30 PM, PBS Video app, NPR podcasts, and Washington Post Live


Event Description

“Open a Book, Open the World – The Library of Congress National Book Festival,” hosted by LeVar Burton, is a timely celebration of the power of books and discussions on some of the big topics of the day. This hour-long special delivers highlights from this year’s National Book Festival and celebrates that sense of renewal and hope that we’re all yearning for.

The 2021 National Book Festival takes place Sept. 17-26, with a variety of programs and formats. On Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. ET, 35 video-on-demand programs will become available to watch anytime. The full Festival schedule of live programs features 38 virtual author conversations, nine audience Q&A sessions for children and teens, two in-person events with simultaneous livestreaming, and five interactive presentations with Library of Congress experts. This year, the Festival also features a national television special and related events on PBS, .

All programs livestreaming from the National Book Festival website will be held Sept. 17-26, between noon and 8 p.m. ET on weekends and between 3 and 8 p.m. ET on weekdays. All live programs will include time at the end for audience Q&A. Only one program will livestream at any given time, meaning this year you won’t need to make any tough choices on which program to attend!



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