Graphic novelist Stephan Pastis, author of the “Timmy Failure” series, presents a program in the Center for the Book’s Young Readers Center

The Library of Congress Center for the Book promotes books, reading, libraries and literacy through its programs in Washington and by working closely with its Affiliate Centers for the Book in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Marianas.

Our programs include a diverse range of events, series, lectures, partnerships and other initiatives designed to fulfill the mission of the national Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. The Center and its Affiliates play a major role in the annual Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Publications Sponsored by the Center

View the Center for the Book Publications List for a selective listing of publications related to the Center for the Book, its mission and history, arranged by subject. Individual titles link directly to digital versions whenever they are available. Links to supplementary materials and digital versions may also be found at the end of each entry. Past and current publications sponsored by the Center for the Book are supported by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

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Author discussions, symposia and other events are an important part of the programming of the Center for the Book. The long-running Books & Beyond author series has attracted writers from across the country to discuss their books and the writing life, and to talk about how they have used the resources of the Library of Congress in their work.

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