Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Library of Congress: National Book Festival

In 2001, Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington and then-first lady Laura Bush partnered to host the first-ever National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. The festival was created to showcase the invaluable and extensive resources housed in the nation’s largest library and encourage attendees to both embrace reading and take advantage of the remarkable offerings available through America’s libraries.

And year after year, FleishmanHillard helped coordinate the annual event and public relations campaign, highlighting the festival’s national appeal and positioning the Library as a unique source of inspiration and imagination. With crowds exceeding 200,000, the festival was expanded in 2011 to two days.