October 26 & 27, 2018
Charleston Civic Center

Authors

Authors for the 2018 West Virginia Book Festival will be announced in a few months. If you are an author who is interested in submitting a program proposal for this year's Festival, please read the 2018 Information for Authors and Marketplace Vendors document.

To apply to be a presenter, please complete and return the 2018 Program Proposal form by March 19. To apply to be a Marketplace Vendor, please complete and return the 2018 Marketplace Vendor Application form by March 19. You may apply for one or both.

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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.

Coming Soon

The schedule will be posted in a few months.
Please check our Facebook page for updates.


Word Play

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

Coming Soon

The schedule will be posted in a few months.
Please check our Facebook page for updates.

 


Used Book Sale

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

Coming Soon

The schedule will be posted in a few months.
Please check our Facebook page for updates.


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 by Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

Tim 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.


Vendors

If you are interested in having a booth (or booths) in the Festival Marketplace, please read the 2018 Information for Authors and Marketplace Vendors document.

To apply to be a Marketplace Vendor, please complete and return the Marketplace Vendor Application form by March 19, 2018.

Grand Hall

Friday, Oct. 26
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Writing Workshops

Interested in attending one of our writing workshops? All the details about this year's workshops are on this panel.

Coming Soon

The schedule will be posted in a few months.
Please check our Facebook page for updates.
 

If you are an author who is interested in submitting a program proposal to present a writing workshop, please read the 2018 Information for Authors and Marketplace Vendors document. To apply to be a writing workshop presenter, please complete and return the 2018 Program Proposal form by March 19, 2018.


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.

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: +1-304-345-1500
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.

Coming Soon

Volunteer Applications will be available
on July 1, 2018. Please check our Facebook
Page
for updates.





Images of Charleston provided by David T. Stephenson.