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Like the rest of our lives, the National Book Festival will be online this year.

Corinne Segal

May 28, 2020, 12:22pm

The latest live event to shift its plans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: the National Book Festival.

Organizers announced Thursday that the festival, which was originally set to take place Aug. 29 at the Washington Convention Center will now run online from Sept. 25-27. The event normally draws hundreds of thousands of people and authors to Washington.

“Although we cannot hold our usual National Book Festival, which attracts more than 200,000 attendees of all ages, I believe this virtual festival has the potential to convey the same spirit of inventiveness and creativity to an even wider book-loving community,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement.

[h/t The Washington Post]

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