Virginia Festival of the Book Blog

Best Books of the Year at the 2017 Festival

As this year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the best books of the year. Check out these books that appear on some of 2016’s best-of lists to get an idea of what to read…

Poetry & Prose 2017

Did you know that students from Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties have a chance to be in the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book?

More tickets are now available PLUS additional headliners announced!

As the holiday season kicks off, we’re pleased to announce that tickets are now available for even more of the exciting programs we have planned in 2017. PLUS we have new headliners to announce, hot off the year-end best-of lists, promising something for everyone…

Planning live author events

Successful strategies for planning live author events for public libraries and community organizations…

Announcing 2017 Headline Events

Start making your plans! We are thrilled to announce seven 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book headliners, including featured speakers for the Leadership Breakfast, Festival Luncheon, and Crime Wave Brunch…

Looking back at #VaBook2016

Each year, attendees and Festival participants alike send notes, leave voicemails, or tell us in person how much the Virginia Festival of the Book means to them…

Meet Louise, the Festival’s summer intern

As we wrap up the summer season, we want to thank our summer intern, Louise, for all the hard work she did to support the Festival as well as the Virginia Center for the Book. Get to know her…