22 Years

1600+ Authors

20,000+ Attendees Per Year

The Festival

Fall for the Book is going virtual in 2020, bringing the festival to your fingertips! We’re elevating our status quo to “on demand”; now you can settle in with your kids to watch a live, interactive event, or get a front row seat to a talk with a writer who lives half world away; no plane ticket required.

New American Voices Award

Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research’s New American Voices Award recognizes recently published works that illuminate the complexity of the human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing.

New American Voices Award
Pop-Up Lit Night

Pop-Up Lit Nights

Fall for the Book’s interactive spring reading series includes fun events like Story Spring and our Love Stories Open Mic, traditionally hosted at Old Town Hall in the City of Fairfax.

Trivia Nights

Earn bragging rights while you support the Fall for the Book festival every other Thursday this summer, starting June 16. Come as one or as part of a team to participate in a fun night of fundraising trivia.

Online Trivia Night Fall for the Book poster

Rockstars of Writing

*Past Festival Headliners*

Chinua Achebe 
2008

Stephen King
2011

Neil Gaiman
2012

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2019

Delia Owens
2019

Support the Festival

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Fall for the Book is sustained by the generous contributions of Corporate Sponsorship as well as our Friends of the Festival program.

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