Sunday, September 22, 2013

Photo Recap: 13th Annual National Book Festival

Giada De Laurentiis delights at the National Book Festival 

It took forever to get there (thanks Metro) but you couldn't ask for a nicer day to head down to the National Mall for the 13th annual National Book Festival. After hosting such luminaries as Don DeLillo, Brad Meltzer and Linda Ronstadt yesterday, the Library of Congress was back at it again with an astrophysicist, the darling of Food Network, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the woman who wrote Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Toss in free, giant tote bags from C-SPAN, and you had a pretty good alternative to a day's worth of watching the NFL on TV.

Giada De Laurentiis

Sunday's longest signing line (for Giada De Laurentiis)

Terry McMillan

Deep-toned Benjamin Percy

Pulitzer Prize winner A. Scott Berg

Astrophysicist Mario Livio