October 28 & 29, 2016
at the Charleston, WV Civic Center

Authors

We hope you enjoyed our lineup of authors in 2015. The authors for the 2016 West Virginia Book Festival will be announced in the coming months, so keep an eye on this website and visit our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest info.

Program Proposals

If you are interested in coordinating and sponsoring a Festival program or activity, please complete and submit a Program Proposal Form by March 21, 2016. Program proposals are welcome, but available slots are limited. Priority is given to authors who have recently published books and programs or activities with broad appeal related to books and/or reading.

The organization that submits the Program Proposal Form and/or the program presenter will pay expenses related to this program. Notification of selected proposals will take place by April 29.

For more information about submitting a program proposal or applying for exhibit space in the Marketplace, read the General Information for Vendors and Authors document.

A white image with the Festivall Fall logo at the center.

WVBF 2016
A white image with the Festivall Fall logo at the center.

WVBF 2016
A white image with the Festivall Fall logo at the center.

WVBF 2016
A white image with the Festivall Fall logo at the center.

WVBF 2016

Charter Presenters and Sponsors

Many organizations and individuals worked together to make the return of the West Virginia Book Festival a reality. Our charter presenters and sponsors are listed below. Admission is free for Book Festival events.

Charter Presenters

 

Sponsors


Schedule

Mark your calendars! October 28 & 29 are the dates for the 2016 West Virginia Book Festival.

Program Proposals

If you are interested in coordinating and sponsoring a Festival program or activity, please complete and submit a Program Proposal Form by March 21, 2016. Program proposals are welcome, but available slots are limited. Priority is given to authors who have recently published books and programs or activities with broad appeal related to books and/or reading.

The organization that submits the Program Proposal Form and/or the program presenter will pay expenses related to this program. Notification of selected proposals will take place by April 29.

For more information about submitting a program proposal or applying for exhibit space in the Marketplace, read the General Information for Vendors and Authors document.


Used Book Sale

Great deals on thousands of books, movies, music CDs and more.

Schedule

To be announced.

Check back in the spring for more information.


An image of a crowd of people looking through used items at the used book sale.

Get Free Books for Your Nonprofit

After the completion of the book sale, the remnants of the used book sale will be available, free of charge, to select nonprofit organizations. For your nonprofit organization to participate, please complete a registration form and submit it to the address below, once a date and time has been set for the sale.

Sandy Frercks, Book Sale Coordinator
Kanawha County Public Library
123 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Please note: we cannot guarantee quantity, type or variety of the leftover books.
Collector’s Corner materials are not included in this offer.


Marketplace

The Marketplace is where you will find book sellers, publishers, individual authors and other literary vendors. Here, you can purchase books to be signed by Festival authors, meet local authors and find a variety of books and book-related items. Admission is free for Book Festival events.

Vendors

Please submit your completed Vendor Application by March 21, 2016. You do not need to send your payment with your application.

Vendor applications will be reviewed by the Book Festival Steering Committee. Vendor applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by April 29. An invoice for payment will be included with your letter of acceptance. Vendor applications received after March 21 will be reviewed if there are still spaces available in the Book Festival Marketplace.

For more information about exhibit space in the Marketplace, read the General Information for Vendors and Authors document.

Marketplace Map

View the previous (2015) map of the Book Festival Marketplace.


Where to Stay and Dine

The annual West Virginia Book Festival is held at the Charleston Civic Center. If you plan to stay while visiting the city for the event, there are a number of local hotels and restaurants you may find convenient and appealing. Admission is free for Book Festival events.

Hotels

Embassy Suites
300 Court St.
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1.304.347.8700


Charleston Marriott
200 Lee Street E
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1.304.345.6500

Holiday Inn Express
100 Civic Center Dr.
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1.800.315.2621


Click here for a more
complete list of local
hotels.

Locations

Charleston Civic Center
200 Lee Street E
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1.304.345.6500
www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com

University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Tel: +1.800.995.4682
www.ucwv.edu

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways, including set-up, break-down, assisting authors and presenters and assisting with the used book sale, Festival Marketplace, children's programs, crafts and information tables.

Become a Volunteer

The deadline for volunteers to apply
has not yet been set.

Check back in the spring for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the greatest gathering of authors and readers in West Virginia!





In the News

This is where the lastest news of the West Virginia Book Festival can be found. Check back for news releases and other bits of important information. Admission is free for Book Festival events.


Images of Charleston provided by David T. Stephenson.