Modern Rosetta Stone

National Book Festival

 Scenes from the 2014 National Book Festival

Modern Rosetta Stone

Update: while jokingly calling this a “modern Rosetta Stone,” it turns out the artist is none other than Jim Sanborn, who created the famed (and insufferably cryptic) Kryptos sculpture in the courtyard of the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters.

A modern version of the Rosetta Stone, hidden away in the lobby of the Washington Convention Center.

Let's Read America
Let’s Read America! At the National Book Festival 2014
Hula hoops and stuffed horses
Visitors got to throw hula hoops over stuffed horses at the National Book Festival for no obvious reason.
Wells Fargo stagecoach to nowhere
Wells Fargo brought a miniature stagecoach to the National Book Festival for no obvious reason.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Peeps
Harry Peep and the Chamber of Horrors at the National Book Festival.
The Amazing Spider Peep 2
The Amazing Spider Peep 2 at the National Book Festival
Sleeping Peep
Sleeping Peep at the National Book Festival
Willy Peep and the Chocolate Factory
Chocolate river (from Willy Peep and the Chocolate Factory) at the National Book Festival
New Mexico State Library display
Display by the New Mexico State Library at the National Book Festival
Authentic New Mexican
Very authentic New Mexican librarian at the New Mexico State Library display
Books at National Book Festival
Books at the National Book Festival.
More books at the National Book Festival
More books at the National Book Festival
Reading science books
People reading science books at the National Book Festival
Lines for book signings
Waiting in line for book signings, reading — books.
Washington Post mascot
Did anyone know the Washington Post had a mascot?
Robin Hood and Little John at the National Book Festival
Two heavily armed characters at the Library of Congress Pavilion at the National Book Festival
Michio Kaku at National Book Festival
Dr. Michio Kaku, famed physicist, talks to CSPAN at the National Book Festival. Kaku’s latest book is “The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind.”
Dr. Kaku at National Book Festival
Dr. Kaku talks to CSPAN at the top while two more floors of book lovers fill the Washington Convention Center
Ballroom Prefunction at National Book Festival
The Washington Convention Center seems to have a Ballroom Prefunction, which may or may not be related to a wardrobe malfunction.
Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC.
The Carnegie Library in Washington, DC, across the street from the National Book Festival
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