The 30th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will take place as an in-person event from March 20—24, 2024, with a full schedule of engaging presentations and discussions for all ages and interests. When you first arrive, you’re welcome to get a printed schedule of events, Festival merch, and other need-to-haves at the Festival Information Desk in the Omni Lobby!


The Virginia Festival of the Book adheres to the latest CDC guidelines as well as any state and local guidelines, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Masking is not required, though you may choose to wear a mask. We will have masks available at the Festival Information Desk in the Omni Hotel Lobby.

We will also be live-streaming many of our events to make programming more accessible to any who may not be comfortable attending in person.


As a program of Virginia Humanities and the University of Virginia, the Virginia Festival of the Book values disability within the spectrum of human diversity and is committed to providing an environment where individuals with disabilities can be their full selves and thrive. Our goal is to make Festival programming as inclusive as possible. 

Travel & Transportation

Whether you’re wondering how to get to Charlottesville and Albemarle County, or how to get around once you’re here, there are plenty of options—including CHO Airport, the official airport of the Virginia Festival of the Book, plus local bike rentals, public transportation, and more.

Lodging & Local Area

If you’re attending the Festival as an out-of-town guest, we partner with area hotels to offer group rates for your stay. Plus, explore restaurants, shopping, and more while you’re in the area!


Submissions are closed for the 2024 Virginia Festival of the Book. We select speakers through active recruitment as well as open submissions, June 1 through September 15. 

Future Festival Dates

  • March 19-23, 2025

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With generous support from Michelle and David Baldacci

Cornell NEH Virginia Public Media - NPR & PBS Charlottesville Albemarle UVA CHO