The 2016 Festival App is Live!

It’s Here!

Download the free 2016 Fall for the Book app and get the festival at your fingertips. Search and customize your schedule, and even set reminders so you never miss a thing!

Watch this short video for an introduction to all of the new features:



Let’s take a tour:

Browse Events n SortBrowse the schedule by day, and click the heart to save your favorites. Filter by location by clicking the wrench on the top right.

Detail n MapsView event details as well as author information, or scroll down to view the location on GoogleMaps. You can even get driving directions right in the app!

AuthorsBrowse our nearly 200 authors, or click the wrench to filter by genre. Looking for a favorite? Click the search button up top!

IMG_1646Then view all of your favorite events on one screen for easy planning during the festival week.

App ExtrasFrom our menu home screen you can visit Festival Information to get parking and public transportation details, connect with our social media accounts and even post on your profiles from within the app.

Downloading & Updating:

App Stores

The app is available for free for both iOS and Android devices. If you already have our 2015 app downloaded, you will need to visit the app store and click “Update.” The 2016 version will not download on its own.

Visit the iTunes store by clicking here or the GooglePlay store by clicking here.


Fall for the Book’s 18th annual festival runs from September 25-30, 2016 at locations around Northern VA, MD and D.C., and features nearly 200 authors including poets, essayists, novelists, short story writers, historians and more. Visit for the full lineup, or view it in your newly-downloaded app! The FftB app is presented for free thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Fairfax County Public Library!