May 23, 2022

Just Released: Official National Book Festival App From Library of Congress

Note: The National Book Festival will take place on Saturday September 5, 2015 in Washington D.C.  As we pointed out on Friday, both C-SPAN and PBS will provide live coverage on television and the web.

From the Library of Congress:

2015-08-24_10-07-23The app, available at no charge for iOS and Android users, contains the complete schedule of more than 175 author presentations, book-signings and dozens of special programs and activities. Users can plan and build their full day’s personalized schedule in advance, find their way around the center to their chosen activities, rate each presentation on a one-to-five-star scale and more.

While festivalgoers are encouraged to download the National Book Festival app in advance and set up their schedules prior to arrival, it is easy to make changes and rearrange their plans using the app on-site. Also, users will receive bulletin-style notifications on-site in the event of schedule or location changes on the day of the festival. The app also includes sponsor information, general festival guidelines and frequently asked questions.

In addition, the National Book Festival app lets attendees take photos and video directly from each presentation. They can then forward them to their own Twitter and/or Instagram accounts using the festival hashtag #NatBookFest15.

Book-lovers who are unable to attend the event can download the app and follow the course of the day via a custom activity feed, viewing impressions and images that the other festivalgoers share through social media.

Three Versions of the App are Available

Direct to National Book Festival Website

See Also: PBS and C-SPAN Will Provide Live Coverage of National Book Festival on Television and Web (August 21, 2015)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.