The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.
Construction Alert: Effective Wednesday, July 19, the parking lot entrances on Poplar Street will be closed. The parking lot is accessible via Walnut Street. Visitors to the Main Branch can enter the building through both the Walnut and Poplar lobby doors. Thank you for your patience as we complete construction.