Virginia Festival of the Book
Join us March 20–24, 2024 for five days of literary conversations and lively parties with locally and nationally renowned authors
Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our festival. We’ve got a slew of roles and responsibilities this year, including author escort, site coordinator, and info desk receptionist. In exchange, you’ll receive some exclusive swag and invitations to our biggest parties of the year. Join us in making this year special!
We’re Turning 30!
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Virginia Festival of the Book. We invite you to celebrate with us at our Wordy Thirty Anniversary Party, where you’ll enjoy food, drinks, dancing, and lively conversation with fellow book lovers.
News and Events
Join us at The Bradbury and Vault Virginia on March 23rd as we ring in the 30th anniversary of the Virginia Festival of the Book!
Get your own Virginia Festival of the Book t-shirt featuring our 30th anniversary poster art designed by Kristy Heilenday. We will have very (very) few for purchase during the festival, so ordering yours now online is the best way to get a shirt.
February is closing in, but if you’re like Kalela Williams, director of our Center for the Book, you celebrate Black culture, history, and literature all year round.
Last year, we started a new series of festival preview events. The idea was, in the weeks leading up to the festival, to bring a little taste of the festival …
We love books. We also love the people who make books, from writers and illustrators to agents and publishers.
Each year, more than 20,000 people attend the Virginia Festival of the Book to share in this love. Your support makes it all possible.