Virginia Festival of the Book

  • Presented By: Virginia Festival of the Book
  • Dates: 3/18/2020, 3/19/2020, 3/20/2020, 3/21/2020, 3/22/2020
  • Location: Charlottesville & Albemarle County
  • Price: Most programs are free.


The annual Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day program of mostly free events including author readings, book signings, panel discussions, programs for children, and more! The 26th annual Festival will be held March 18-22, 2020, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. Headlining authors for the 2020 Festival include Jacqueline Woodson, Ian Rankin, Jonathan Eig, and Vashti Harrison, with more to be announced in the lead-up to the big event. 

Featuring books from hundreds of authors—from international bestsellers to topical specialists—the Festival offers something for all ages and reading interests. For most programs, you don’t even need to buy a ticket or read a book—all you need is your curiosity! To learn more, visit