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    Find the activities for you at the National Book Festival on Aug. 30.

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    TV listings: Weekend of August 23-24, 2014

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    National Book Festival: History schedule

    Several authors will make presentations and sign copies of their books.

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    Authors and illustrators present their works for children

    Library of Congress National Book Festival offers discussions and signings.

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    National Book Festival: Contemporary Life authors

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    The culinary arts at the National Book Festival

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    National Book Festival: Schedule for fiction, mystery

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    National Book Festival: Science schedule

    National Book Festival: Science schedule

    Authors include Amanda Ripley, Sally Satel, Paul Bogard, Lynn Sherr, Eric H. Cline, David Sibley, Michio Kaku.

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    National Book Festival: Graphic novels

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    National Book Festival: Special events and signings

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    National Book Festival: Poetry and prose

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