The Missouri Humanities is pleased to announce that we now serve as the new Missouri Affiliate for The Library of Congress Center for the Book. In this role we will continue to commemorate and promote appreciation for and greater awareness of Missouri’s rich literary heritage. Our work will be guided with input from numerous literary and literacy-based organizations, authors, and educators from across the state of Missouri who serve on the Missouri Center for the Book (MOC4TB) Advisory Committee.

One of the ways we are supporting this mission is by co-hosting the first annual Missouri Book Festival this August 26-27th in Washington, Missouri. We would like to thank the MOC4TB Advisory Committee for all their time and input in helping plan and coordinate this year’s program lineup.

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2022 Missouri Book Festival: “Where Stories Come to Life” 

The festival highlighted regional history, life, and culture through interactive programs presented by Missouri authors. 

The 2022 Missouri Book Festival was hosted by Reedy Press, the Missouri Humanities, and the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Other partners included Neighborhood Reads Bookstore and the Washington Public Library.

To see more about the Book Festival, Click Here.

Stay tuned for future events.

The Library of Congress Center for the Book promotes books, reading, libraries and literacy through its programs in Washington and by working closely with its Affiliate Centers for the Book in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Marianas. Their programs include a diverse range of events, series, lectures, partnerships, and other initiatives designed to fulfill the mission of the national Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. The Center and its Affiliates play a major role in the annual Library of Congress National Book Festival.