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ICB – National Book Festival

The Library of Congress National Book Festival (NBF) is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors, poets and illustrators with thousands of readers for book talks, panel discussions, book signings and other engaging activities. Over the course of its 20-year history, the Festival has become one of the most prominent literary events in the nation. 

2021 National Book Festival

Explore live and recorded programming throughout the all-virtual festival “Open a Book Open the World” from September 17th-26th.


Idaho’s 2021 “Great Reads from Great Places” Selection

In collaboration with Idaho Commission for Libraries, ICB is pleased that All the Way to the Top by Idaho author Annette Bay Pimentel is Idaho’s 2021 National Book Festival “Great Reads from Great Places” selection!

The picture book was chosen because of its important message about what life is like for those with physical disabilities and how essential the Americans with Disabilities Act was for so many people. All the Way to the Top was also named an Honor Book by the Schneider Family Book Awards earlier this year. 

LIVE AUTHOR EVENT 12 PST/1 MST Saturday September 18th
Join Idaho’s 2021 Great Reads author for a free live virtual event, hosted by Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, WA. Annette Bay Pimentel will read her hot- off-the-press new book Pura’s Cuentos, followed by a drawing tutorial by illustrator Megaly Morales in Spanish.

Hear Annette Bay Pimentel read and discuss her book:

Browse previous Idaho Great Reads selections.