Now a two day event, the National Book Festival descends upon our fair Mall this weekend. You can catch the events from 10am - 5:30pm on Saturday and from 1pm - 5:30pm on Sunday. For those of you with kids, consider arriving at noon on Sunday to catch former NFL-er Chris Draft kick off the "Get Outside... and Read!" program.
More than 100 authors will headline the weekend, including David McCullough, Russell Banks, Dave Eggers, Terry McMillan, Pulitzer Prize-winners Siddhartha Mukherjee and Jennifer Egan, Garrison Keillor, Amy Chua & Toni Morrison.