WASHINGTON -- The National Book Festival, a two-day event celebrating the written word, recently wrapped its twelfth annual event. Over 125 authors came to D.C. to sign their books, read their works, participate in panels and meet their readers.

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  • Jeff Toobin, R.L. Stine

  • R.L. Stine, Jeff Toobin

  • Jeff Toobin

  • Mario Vargas Llosa

  • Marie Arana, Mario Vargas Llosa, David M. Rubenstein

  • Mario Vargas Llosa

The Library of Congress produced this event as part of their "Celebration of the Book" series. Continuing throughout 2013, the series examines how books influence lives. The Library hosts events most weekends. For a complete list of events visit their calendar.

If you were unable to catch any of the presentations, you'll have a second chance on the Library of Congress site. Video from this year's event will be up soon. Footage from previous years is currently available.