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National Book Festival

The Library of Congress National Book Festival 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.

Great Reads from Great Places:  2022

Cover art of The Stories Behind the Stories by Danielle Higley

As part of the 2022 National Book Festival, Idaho Center for the Book chose The Stories Behind the Stories (youth selection) by Danielle Higley, and Cloud Cuckoo Land (adult selection) by Tony Doerr as Idaho’s Great Reads from Great Places books. Both titles will represent Idaho at the festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday September 3rd, and Higley will be available to sign copies of her book.

Cover art of Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Higley also participated in a recorded conversation with Great Reads authors from Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, California, and Alaska. The video is available on the National Book Festival website and on the Library of Congress YouTube channel.

Read the announcement of this year’s selections.

Celebrate Idaho’s 2022 Great Reads

Download, print, and share Great Reads bookmarks and posters below.

The Stories Behind the Stories by Danielle Higley

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Library of Congress Center for the Book Idaho Affiliate

Idaho Center for the Book