A signature program of Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for author readings, panel discussions, programs for children, and more.

Featuring the annual Festival in March plus the year-round Shelf Life virtual event series, our programming offers something for readers of all levels and interests. The 28th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will take place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, as well as virtually, March 16-20, 2022.

To learn about Festival programming and sponsorship opportunities, visit

Read more about Virginia Festival of the Book in Wine & Country Life.

Virginia Festival of the Book

Did You Know?

The Festival will celebrate 30 years in 2024.
Features authors from all around the world.
Offers cooking demos each year, for folks who consider themselves more foodie than book nerd.

Favorite Wine, Beer or Cider

Each year, we partner with a local winery, brewery, or cidermaker for Festival programming.


Central Virginia

Northern Virginia



Annual Festival

Year-round Shelf Life Virtual Event Series

Partner, sponsor and volunteer opportunities



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