2020 West Virginia Book Festival Postponed


Due to continuing issues with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone this year's WV Book Festival, scheduled for October 2 and 3.

We had a great lineup scheduled - 2 time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, children's author Jon Scieszka, author and singer Josh Malerman, thriller writer Douglas Preston, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Eric Eyre, and WV author Denise Giardina, so it was a tough decision to make. But we felt it was important for the health and safety of presenters, sponsors, volunteers and guests to postpone this year's event until 2021.

Next year's Book Festival is scheduled for October 22 and 23, 2021 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center and we are making every effort to reschedule all of this year's presenters for next year's event.

We look forward to having a great Festival next year!
We hope to see you there.

Read our official news release here.


Charter Presenters and Sponsors

Many organizations and individuals work together to make the West Virginia Book Festival a reality. Our charter presenters and sponsors are listed below.

Charter Presenters

Sponsors


Schedule

This is where you can stay up-to-date on all the happenings of this year's Festival. It is empty right now, but check back in the summer for updates. Why not follow us on Facebook in the meantime?

If you are an author interested in presenting at the 2020 West Virginia Book Festival, then please submit a program proposal form by May 15.

Please note, responses to vendor applications and program proposals will be limited during the closure of the Kanawha County Public Library. KCPL will be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for your patience.

To Be Announced

Check back in the spring for updates.

Word Play

Activities for children. Don't miss the Storybook Costume Parade!

To Be Announced

Check back in the spring for updates.

 
Storybook Costume Parade

 


Used Book Sale

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

Schedule
Only on Saturday, Oct. 3!

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Regular Prices

3 - 3:30 p.m.
Closed for Setup
of Reduced Price Sale

3:30 - 5 p.m.
Sale Pricing


An image of a crowd of people looking through used items at the used book sale.
Don't miss this huge 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.

Timothy Hardway, Nonprofit Donations 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.

Apply Now

If you are a vendor and would like to participate in the 2020 WVBF Marketplace, then please submit a vendor application by July 1. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note, responses to vendor applications and program proposals will be limited during the closure of the Kanawha County Public Library. KCPL will be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for your patience.

Read the General Information document for more info.

Festival Marketplace


Writing Workshops

This is where you can find the details about our great writing workshops. It is a little empty right now, so check back in the summer for updates. Why not follow us on Facebook in the meantime?

If you are an author interested in presenting at the 2020 West Virginia Book Festival, then please submit a program proposal form by May 15. Read the General Information document for more info.

Please note, responses to vendor applications and program proposals will be limited during the closure of the Kanawha County Public Library. KCPL will be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for your patience.

To Be Announced

Check back in the summer for updates.


Hotels & Restaurants

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.

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 Coliseum
& Convention Center

200 Lee Street E
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1-304-345-1500
www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com

West Virginia Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
Tel: +1-304-558-0220
www.wvculture.org


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.

To Be Announced

Check back in the spring for updates.



Images of Charleston provided by David T. Stephenson.