The Idaho Commission for Libraries celebrated Idaho’s literary heritage Sept. 5 at the annual National Book Festival. The Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, as held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The festival featured bestselling authors, poets, and illustrators. The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services sponsors the Festival’s “Pavilion of the States” to celebrate reading and the literary traditions of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. At Idaho’s table in the Pavilion, Commission staff members met with attendees to share information about how Idaho promotes reading, literacy and books
Idaho’s featured book at this year’s Festival was Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, by Boise author Anthony Doerr. Shown here are (left) Marjorie Hooper, associate state librarian, and Program Supervisor Pamela Bradshaw. Photo courtesy of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.