Irish Book Day, DC

Irish Book Day, DC

Solas Nua

Solas Nua is the only contemporary Irish arts organization in the U.S. Our mission is to represent the best artists from Ireland through unique programming that includes theatre, visual arts exhibitions, our music salon, the Eist podcast, DC Irish Writers Festival, Irish Book Day and the Capital Irish Film Festival.

Irish Book Day, DC

Every St. Patrick’s Day since 2006 we have sent our volunteers throughout the city of Washington, DC to give away thousands and thousands of books by award-winning Irish writers for free at metro stops and street corners. In 2011, the sixth consecutive year of the event, our goal is to distribute an awe-inspiring 20,000 books in a single day. What better way to celebrate Ireland’s national holiday?

Locations & Dates

Start Date – End Date


March 17 – March 17