2014 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL...A Tremendous Success!

Jim Baumlin and Tom Peters represented the Missouri Center for the Book at the National Book Festival held in the Washington Convention Center in DC on Saturday, August 30, 2014.


Thousands of children, parents, grandparents, teachers, and general lovers of books and reading stopped by the Missouri booth in the Pavilion of the States to say hello, pick up our great state cultural map and buttons, and receive a state stamp on their national map. Tom's thumb is still sore from stamping all those maps!  Jim, offering little sympathy, just kept smiling!  There was, indeed, a great deal to smile about.  Anyone arguing the physical book is doomed to join phone booths and full service gas stations as relics of American culture, should consider planning a trip to the National Book Festival, 2015!