The 28th annual Virginia Festival of the Book took place as a hybrid event, in-person and virtually, March 16-20, 2022, with a full schedule of engaging discussions for all ages and interests.

Questions? If you have questions about specific events, registration, or other aspects of the 2022 Festival, please email us at


In an effort to keep our attendees, speakers, volunteers, and staff members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Festival of the Book will take appropriate precautions within the defined protocols of each Festival venue.


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!


We select speakers through active recruitment as well as open submissions, June 1 through October 1 annually. 

Future Festival Dates

  • March 22-26, 2023
  • March 20-24, 2024
  • March 19-23, 2025

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