The Bookfair of the American Library Association has announced the 2017 edition of the award-winning Bookfair series of events, which will be held at the American Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. from Aug. 31-Sept. 4.
The annual event, which is the first time in history that the Bookfair is being held at a national museum, is a celebration of books in all forms, with more than 1,000 exhibits from the Library’s collection, plus a book fair that showcases and displays rare books.
The event will feature a variety of books on topics ranging from Shakespeare to Shakespeare’s wife, Mary Tudor, and even the story of the first Englishman.
“As the world’s greatest bookseller, we celebrate the diversity of the books we buy and read,” said Karen Tompkins, executive director of the BookFair, which was founded in 1991.
“At the Book Fair, we want to highlight the books that have shaped the lives of Americans and our world, and to help readers understand that they are not alone in their own experience.”
The Bookfair features a variety, including “The Art of Reading” by Deborah Bunch, “The Book of Shadows,” by John Updike, and “The Great Book of Life” by Mark Twain.
The first book fair was held in 1939.
Tickets for the Bookflowers are available online.
The 2018 event, also scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept 3, is free and open to the public.