My wife and I attended the 2014 Library Of Congress Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC on Saturday, and man…was it packed!
There were a lot of people attending, and the excitement level was high. We walked all through the convention center, and there were authors in breakout rooms and salons talking about their books, there were tables full of books to browse and buy, an entire hall devoted to dozens of booths (with rope lines) for book signings, and in general, lots of activities to choose from.
We spent time at the culinary book area, and watched some cooking demonstrations, then went over and sat in on a book discussion on “The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs” featuring the authors (Lynn W. Sneyd, H. Alan Day, and his sister – retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor), and had a lunch upstairs with the Local Author’s Scene members.
All in all, a great day with like-minded folks, out to enjoy a day with books, authors, and interesting people. If you’re in the area next year, I highly recommend it!