The 29th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will take place as an in-person event, March 23-26, 2023, with a full schedule of engaging presentations and discussions for all ages and interests.

Questions? If you have questions about specific events, registration, or other aspects of the 2023 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 encourages masking for staff, volunteers, audiences, and speakers. We will continue to monitor state and CDC recommendations and will abide by official guidelines.

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!


We select speakers through active recruitment as well as open submissions, June 1 through September 15. 

Future Festival Dates

  • March 20-24, 2024
  • March 19-23, 2025

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