Capital Book Fest

Join us at Woodrow Wilson Plaza on the third Thursday of each month for Capital Book Fest, our pop-up book sale.  From 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, shop thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl all on sale for $6 or less. Books are provided by Carpe Librum, a local bookstore benefitting the nonprofit organization, Turning the Page. There is something for everyone at this sale: children’s books, teen reads, brand-new bestsellers in great condition, classic vintage hardbacks, and more!

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Children’s Book and Learning Festival

Get ready for an exciting day of fun and learning on Saturday, June 15, as Capital Book Fest hosts its annual “Children’s Book and Learning Festival” on Wilson Plaza. This year’s event promises to be bigger and more interactive, as the Festival continues to grow with new partnerships.

Coinciding with the Juneteenth Weekend celebrations, this family-friendly festival will offer a full day of engaging and educational activities, featuring an exciting lineup of local authors from the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC and exhibitions from partners National Children’s Museum, DC Public Library, Washington Nationals, Nature Generation, ReadAbility, Urban Adventure Squad, The Giving Square, Washington Informer Spelling Bee and the DowntownDC BID.

From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., children and their families can enjoy a variety of activities, including “Story on the Plaza” presented by the National Children’s Museum (NCM) and DC Public Library,  a literary walking adventure with story pages on display from the book “Extra Yarn” by bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett. NCM will host readings at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. from the stage.

In addition to this immersive experience, 15 authors from the Children’s Book Guild will lead themed activities based on their books. View the full list of authors and activities here.

This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP on Eventbrite to let us know you're coming.