For the third year in a row, Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C., will be the official bookseller at the National Book Festival, which will take place tomorrow. As in the past, some American Booksellers Association staffers will provide promotional and other assistance. In addition, several publishers' reps and Ingram staff will help out in the P&P sales area, along with some 15 Junior League of Washington volunteers.
P&P co-owner Bradley Graham said, "We're excited to be involved again with the festival. Seeing the crowds that turn out each year for the many author talks and book signings is always a thrill, and a reminder of how much people continue to value the chance to celebrate their literary experiences."
The 16th annual National Book Festival, whose main sponsor is the Library of Congress, takes place at the Washington Convention Center. The festival will feature talks by some 120 authors, illustrators and poets on more than a dozen stages, as well as panel discussions on mystery novels, editorial cartooning and adapting books to movies, plus an evening poetry slam. Among authors appearing are Stephen King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shonda Rhimes, Bob Woodward, Raina Telgemeier, Salman Rushdie, Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis, Kwame Alexander, Adam Gopnik, Gene Luen Yang and Hervé Tullet.