A 2013 Festival attendee. Photo by Pat Jarrett.

One for the Books

The Virginia Festival of the Book—the annual five-day hurrah for books, authors, and reading, now in its twentieth year—is such a landmark in Virginia’s cultural landscape that it’s easy to forget it began with a few booklovers with a dream.


2014 Highlights

Audio, video, and photo highlights from the 2014 Virginia Festival of the Book.

Frances Mayes

Festival Luncheon with Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes (Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir) shares her story of growing up in the south and, after many years on the west coast and abroad, moving back home.

cop town

Crime Wave Brunch with Karin Slaughter

Join hundreds of other Crime Wave readers for Saturday morning brunch with Karin Slaughter, author of Cop Town and fifteen other internationally bestselling novels. Book sales and signing follow the brunch.

Factory Man

Leadership Breakfast with Beth Macy

Beth Macy, author of Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town, discusses this uniquely Virginia story with international, national, and local… Read More»