Library of CongressNational Book Festival


Decibel Event Management has been continually selected to be the management and production firm for the National Book Festival every year since 2009.  Over the years, we’ve managed the production both indoor and outdoors on the National Mall. 

Over 200,000 people attend the one-day event featuring over 140 authors, presenting over 15 festival stages, book signings, exhibitors and book sales.

With these size crowds comes a massive planning effort. Decibel managed all logistical operations and over 30 onsite vendors and sponsors, as well as a multi tier security service coordination between D.C. Metro police, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Park Police, LC Security, and the U.S. Secret Service. dB also managed the 15 performance stages, VIP areas, sponsor needs and full book sales pavilion.