National Press Club

Authors invited to apply to the 2019 National Press Club's Journalism Institute Book Fair

August 11, 2019 | By Beth Francesco |

The captial region’s premier holiday book event is back for its 42nd year. The National Press Club Journalism Institute is partnering with landmark local bookseller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose on Friday, Nov. 1.

Authors who have published a book since November 2018 are invited to apply to participate in this year’s Book Fair. Authors can mingle during a special reception in their honor prior to discussing their work with fans and signing books during this exciting evening celebrating all things literary. Selection criteria and the submission form are available online. Applications must be received no later than Aug. 30.

We hope all members will save the date and visit the book fair, where patrons can browse for books in a number of genres at the Club’s headquarters from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Club and Politics & Prose members; $10 for the public.

Tickets will be sold online and at the door. A complete list of participating authors will be available in September. Tickets are available now.

The Book Fair is a fundraiser for The National Press Club's Journalism Institute. The Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement.

For more information on the 42nd annual Book Fair application and review process, contact Beth Francesco, Journalism Institute operations director, at