The 19th Annual Festival is in… the books!


Thank You for a Great Festival

Fall for the Book’s 19th annual festival, which ran from October 11-14 brought together thousands of readers from Northern Virginia and the DC Metro region to meet nearly 180 authors.


Rockstar Writers Take the Stage

Colson Whitehead speaks to a full house, and leads a sing along to Donna Summers. 

Mohsin Hamid speaks of migration and the surreal black doors of his novel Exit West.

Trans Advocate Janet Mock and professor Wendi Manuel-Scott discuss Surpassing Certainty.

Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians trilogy speaks about why magic and fantasy matter.


111 Events. 180 Authors. 

A Writer for Every Reader. 


Terry Irving interviews Vietnam cameramen Yasutsune “Tony” Hirashiki and Drew Pearson. Keep an eye out for the C-SPAN Book TV recording of this event!

Susan Bordo deconstructs The Destruction of Hillary Clinton.


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Mark Jacobson addresses global warming and his plan to make America Green.

Students learn about the “Legacy of Memory” in Sonja Yoerg and Marita Golden’s novels. 


Fun for the Whole Family

Kids and families enjoyed a day of fun activities at Old Town Hall on Saturday, October 14- from story time to play time. 

One lucky winner met American Girl author Valerie Tripp and walked away with her very own MaryEllen doll! 


See you next year!