Please make your reservations for hotel rooms early for attendance at the Center for the Book Idea Exchange and other events. Hotels fill up early at this time of year and the preferred-rate hotel is only holding this rate for us until April 9.


The pertinent dates are (depending on your schedule):


May 7-8: Library Legislative Days

May 9: Center for the Book Idea Exchange/evening reception

May 10: Library of Congress Literacy Conference/Center for the Book Partners Meeting


Please see below for hotel details:



The rooms for the CFB Idea Exchange are now active, and you can start reserving rooms at the Holiday Inn-Capitol Hill, 550 C St. SW. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of two Metro Stops:

Federal Center SW  (1 stop from Capitol South station) and L’Enfant Plaza (2 stops from Capitol South). The Library’s Madison Building is diagonally across the street from the Capitol South Metro station on the blue/orange/silver lines. A map is here: [log in to unmask],-77.0215148,17z">,[log in to unmask],-77.0215148,17z



 The room rate is $253, plus tax. This is the preferred government rate.


The last day to make reservations with the group block is Monday, April 9, 2018.


To make a reservation online, please click the link below and enter your stay dates.  A special code has already been entered.


For those who prefer to call and make reservations, please dial:   877-834-3613 and provide group code when prompted.


CFB Idea Exchange

May 8-12, 2018

Rate: $253, plus 14.8%

Group Code: CS2

Booking Link: CFB Idea Exchange

Cut-off Date: April 9, 2018



If you don’t mind a little longer trip in, you can check out these Holiday Inns:



Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge (across the Key Bridge from Georgetown)—there is a Rosslyn Metro station




Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City

The hotel runs a free shuttle between Reagan National Airport and the hotel. There is a Metro station at the airport.



Holiday Inn Old Town Alexandria


This hotel is at the northern end of beautiful, historic Alexandria, Va., the oldest city in the Washington metro area. You can walk to many restaurants as well as to the Potomac waterfront. A free shuttle to and from National Airport is available, where you can catch Metro. This hotel is 2 miles from the airport.


I do not have info about other hotel chains, which may have lower rates.


We look forward to seeing you in May.


Guy Lamolinara

Communications Officer

Center for the Book

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave. S.E.

Washington, DC 20540-4920