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PBS Books is a multi-platform initiative celebrating the love of reading. Through social and digital engagement and live coverage of important literary events across the country, PBS Books celebrates books and writers and works to foster a passion for reading among public media viewers and listeners.

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“the year of the buttered cat” by Susan & Lexi Haas


Date: July 24, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
Free Virtual Event

In partnership with Kansas City PBS and other local PBS stations, PBS Books Heather-Marie Montilla is joined by Authors Susan & Lexi Haas to discuss their book the year of the buttered cat as the 2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival authors featured this week by PBS Books.

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“The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride


Date: August 1, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
Free Virtual Event

In partnership with WHYY and other local PBS stations, PBS Books Heather-Marie Montilla is joined by author James McBride to discuss his latest book The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store as the 2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival author featured this week by PBS Books.

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“Just for the Summer” by Abby Jimenez


Date: August 7, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
Free Virtual Event

In partnership with Virginia Public Media and other local PBS stations, PBS Books presents a conversation hosted by VPM’s Keyris Manzanares with author Abby Jimenez to discuss her latest book Just for the Summer as the 2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival author featured this week by PBS Books.

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“Night Flyer” by Tiya Miles


Date: August 14, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
Free Virtual Event

In partnership with Maryland Public Television and other local PBS stations, PBS Books Heather-Marie Montilla is joined by author Tiya Miles to discuss her latest book Night Flyer as the 2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival author featured this week by PBS Books.

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“Music and Mind” by Renée Fleming


Date: August 21, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
Free Virtual Event

In partnership with WETA and other local PBS stations, PBS Books Heather-Marie Montilla is joined by author Renée Fleming to discuss her latest book Music and Mind as the 2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival author featured this week by PBS Books.