Even if you can't attend one of these great DC-area book festivals, do read Elinor Lipman’s amusing guide to the author’s experience at a book festival, here in the Washington Post. From her list of “Things that Can Go Wrong”:
“2. The night and hour of your reading coincide with a critical playoff game or the final episode of the decade's most popular sit-com. In my case, May of 2004: both "Friends" and "Frasier."”
More details on the National Book Festival, September 25: here.
More on Fall for the Book, today through September 24: here.