2016 Virginia Festival of the Book

Books & Literature

By all counts, this year’s Virginia Festival of the Book was another rousing success. Here are just a few numbers that show what an amazing event this was. It all adds up to another fantastic celebration of all things bookish.

  • 24 Public Children’s Programs
  • 78 Venues
  • 89 In-School Author Visits
  • 214 Community Partners
  • 248 Free Programs
  • 253 Total Programs
  • 342 Volunteers
  • 432 Authors & Moderators
  • 2,400 local 2nd and 3rd grade students attend special events with Jon Sciezska and Steven Weinberg at St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Watch the Festival of the Book blog for more recaps, photos, audio and video of our favorite events.

We’ll do it all again in 2017, so mark your calendars for the next Festival, taking place March 22-26, 2017, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.


Many thanks to our team of festival photographers Pat Jarrett, Peter Hedlund, Jeanne Siler, and Jenna Warren. You can see all their work on our Flickr site.

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