Tag: Library of Congress

  • The Top 10 Bookish Holiday Gifts from the Library of Congress

    Being a librarian at an independent school near Capitol Hill is great for many reasons, but one that might not come to mind immediately is its proximity to the Library of Congress and its fantastic gift shop. It’s a mere 8 minute walk away. The shop carries myriad fun bookish items that would make excellent…

  • The National Book Festival: A First-Timer’s Takeaways

    Before this weekend, whenever anyone brought up the Library of Congress National Book Festival, I would sheepishly have to admit I’d never been. Looks of shock and disbelief were the usual response, and I’d give a lame spiel about not wanting to brave the large crowds on the National Mall in extreme heat or rain….