National Press Club

Support the Book Fair, win fun prizes!

October 27, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Join “Friends of the Book Fair” in support of the NPC Journalism Institute and get a raffle ticket and free admission to the 36th Annual Book Fair & Authors' night Tuesday, Nov. 19.

“Friend of the Book Fair” contributions of $25 will support the institute, which provides training, research and resources for news professionals and scholarships for the next generation of journalists. Contributions are tax-deductible.

"Friends" can join on line, by mail or in person. To join online, please click here.

Please mail or deliver the $25 donation to The National Press Club, Friends of the Book Fair, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor, Washington, DC 20045

Please make checks payable to NPCJI.

Contributors will be acknowledged in the Book Fair Author Guide and on the website. They also will receive a raffle ticket and free admittance to the Book Fair. Winners need not be present to win.

Items to be raffled off include gift certificates to Chef Geoff’s, Old Ebbit Grill, Clyde's and The Hamilton. Other items include a Saturday night stay at the W Hotel, a golf outing with cart for a foursome at River Creek Golf Club and a one-year membership to Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

More than 90 authors have signed on to attend. They’ll be on hand to talk to their fans and sign books at this most exciting literary event of the holiday season. From Alice McDermott’s critically acclaimed first novel in seven years to Mark Leibovich’s inside-the-beltway New York Times bestseller tell-all, to iconic civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis’ graphic novel, volumes on history and politics, mysteries, cookbooks, children’s books and memoirs will fill the tables.

A full list of participating authors is available here.