Bring the National Book Festival to Ohio!

The Library of Congress wants this year’s National Book Festival held in Washington, DC, on Saturday, September 3, to be truly National — and would love your help in making this happen in our state.

As a state affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Ohio Center for the Book is encouraging local libraries, schools, and community centers to set aside a viewing area for the streaming videos being made available from three stages at this year’s festival: Main Stage, Society & Culture, and Young Adult. Specific speaking schedules are not yet available, but the authors appearing on those stages will be:

Main Stage

Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon; Nyle DiMarco; Candice Iloh; Leslie Jordan; Ebony LaDelle; Janelle Monáe, Yohanca Delgado and Alaya Dawn Johnson; Nick Offerman; and Jason Reynolds

Society & Culture

Rachel Aviv; Gal Beckerman; Daniel Bergner; Juli Berwald; Will Bunch; Morten Høi Jensen, Shawn McCreesh and Becca Rothfeld; Kathryn Judge; Brendan McConville; Robert Samuels; Linda Villarosa; Edith Widder; Elizabeth Williamson; and Ed Yong

Young Adult

Samira Ahmed; Victoria Aveyard; Donna Barba Higuera; Namina Forna; Chloe Gong; Tiffany D. Jackson; Ryan La Sala; Ebony LaDelle; Darcie Little Badger; Malinda Lo; E. Lockhart; Anna-Marie McLemore; Jason Reynolds; R. M. Romero; Sabaa Tahir; and David Valdes

An online national book festival partnership registration form is available at Please submit your information to the Library of Congress via that link by August 15!

Organizations that host watch parties on September 3 will be listed on the Library of Congress National Book Festival website at We also plan to post our state’s list of parties on our website as well! We encourage you to get in on the fun and celebrate the (truly) National Book Festival near you!

For additional details, check out the Library of Congress National Book Festival blog or email us at