The West Virginia Book Festival Returns for 2015
Oct. 23 & 24 at the Charleston, WV Civic Center

Authors

We have an exciting lineup of authors for the 2015 West Virginia Book Festival. Click or tap on each presenter's block to learn more about them. Admission is free for Book Festival events.


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. This year's West Virginia Book Festival is happening over two special days in October as part of Charleston's FestivALL Fall celebration. Admission is free for Book Festival events.



Thursday, October 22
  Riggleman Auditorium, Univeristy of Charleston
          7:30 p.m. Pre-Festival Event:
McCreight Lecture in the Humanities
Friday, October 23
  Charleston Civic Center
10 a.m. – Noon Writing Workshop w. Fran Simone & Cat Pleska
Limited Seating - Register Now
1 – 4:30 p.m. Marketplace Open
2 – 4 p.m. Self-Publishing Workshop w. Jane Friedman
Limited Seating - Register Now
7 p.m. Neil Gaiman
Saturday, October 24
  Charleston Civic Center
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Used Book Sale
       8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Regular Prices
        3 - 3:30 p.m. - Closed for Reduced Price Sale Setup
        3:30 - 5 p.m. - Reduced Price Sale
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Marketplace Open
10 a.m. Costume Parade
11 a.m. Jacqueline Woodson
1 p.m. Bright Star Theatre Performance in Word Play
1 p.m. Jeff Shaara
3 p.m. Bright Star Theater Performance in Word Play
3 p.m. Jodi Picoult

FestivALL Fall

Logo for the WV Book Festival with fall color scheme and white background.

The West Virginia Book Festival is part of The City of Charleston's FestivALL Fall event.


Used Book Sale

Great deals on thousands of books, movies, music CDs and more! Admission is free for Book Festival events.

Schedule

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. --- Reduced Price Sale

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

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

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

If you would like to purchase exhibit space at the Festival, complete the 2015 Festival Marketplace Booth Rental Contract and return it with your payment to the address on the form by August 14, 2015. Please note that the Marketplace usually sells out by July or August. Booths are available on a first-come, first served basis.

To submit a schedule of authors who will appear at your booth, complete the Festival Marketplace Author Autographs Schedule form and return it by August 14, 2015.

For more information about exhibit space in the Marketplace, view the Marketplace General Information document.



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


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.

News

Coming soon.


Images of Charleston provided by David T. Stephenson.