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Big Book I am thrilled to share with you the recent news release from the Library of Congress that our book, Alcoholics Anonymous, has been named on its list of 88 Books that Shaped America – books that have “influenced the nation…shaped Americans’ view of their world and the world’s views of America.” The Big Book will be on display — along with the remaining books on the list – as part of a special exhibition in Washington, D.C., from June 25th through September 29th.

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“Books That Shaped America” Exhibition to Open June 25

List Includes Popular Favorites, Forgotten Titles

The Library of Congress–the world’s largest repository of knowledge and information–is beginning its multiyear “Celebration of the Book” with an exhibition, “Books That Shaped America,” opening June 25. The exhibition is part of a larger series of programs, symposia and other events that explore the important and varied ways that books influence our lives.

The “Books That Shaped America” exhibition will be on view from June 25 through Sept. 29 in the Southwest Gallery, located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This exhibition is made possible through the support of the National Book Festival Fund.

On view in the exhibition are many rare editions from the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division, as well as other related items chosen from various parts of the Library.