The Lessans Family Annual Book Festival

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November 6-16, 2014

Now in its 45th year, the ten day festival boasts more than 20 of the most sought-after literary talent of the year!

We offer one of the east coast’s most extensive collections of books of Jewish content for sale, including many popular and best-selling fiction and nonfiction books. Our unique store offers thousands of recently-published books, many are personally selected and reviewed by a volunteer committee of more than 20 community members.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information on making a donation to the book festival or sponsoring an author event, please contact Jennifer Smith at 301-348-3778 or

Book Store Hours

November 7 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
November 9 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
November 10 – 13 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 4 – 9 p.m.
November 14 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
November 16 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tickets for all events available on October 6, 2014.

Questions? Contact Us.

Author Schedule

Thursday, November 6

Friday, November 7

Sunday, November 9

Monday, November 10

Tuesday, November 11

Wednesday, November 12

Thursday, November 13

Friday, November 14

Sunday, November 16

Thursday, December 18

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

We sincerely want to thank our sponsors for their support of our Annual Book Festival!

  • Bruce, Paula and Debra Robinson, Harold and Shirely Robinson Philanthropic Fund
  • Helene Weisz and Richard Lieberman
  • Adele and Roy Igersheim
  • Helen and David Rubin
  • Embassy of Israel
  • Temple Beth Ami
  • Women’s Philanthropy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
  • Beth El Congregation
  • B’nai Israel Congregation
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital
  • Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Friends of Gr. Wash.
  • Shaare Torah
  • Joy and Herb Epstein