Fall for the Book is 22 Years Strong

We need your help to keep it that way

This past year has been extraordinary in so many different ways. Our lives were flipped upside down, and so was our festival. For the first time in 22 years, Fall for the Book went fully virtual, and so did you! We were thrilled to see over 15,000 people live and on-demand during our Fall festival and spring Pop-Up Lit Night, with a full 5,000 of those just to see Kristin Hannah! Thank you to everyone who made this landmark year such a success – from those who attended events, shared them on social media, and donated much needed funds to help us keep going. Looking forward to our 2021-2022 season, we have big things in store.

As with many arts organizations around Northern Virginia and the country, Fall for the Book took a financial hit during the pandemic, losing 25% of our financial support. We’ve been grateful that although people have been under tighter budgets, they’ve still reached out to us and donated. But facing another year with limited resources, we need your help.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 over the next few months to help support the technology required to continue to bring high quality, free events right to your living room, and to hopefully start hosting in-person events once things are safe.

How can you help?

  • Click the donate button below to give a tax-deductible donation and receive perks for becoming a Friend of the Festival and get public or private recognition.
  • Browse our Book Lists on Bookshop.org, snag yourself a great read from one of our festival all-stars, and Fall for the Book will receive 10% of your purchase.
  • Designate Fall for the Book as your charity of choice on Smile.Amazon.com, so when you shop, Fall for the Book earns.

Benefits for Friends of the Festival

Going virtual means our benefits look a little different this year, but in a time of so much distancing (social, physical, and otherwise) between one another, we hope the festival and our benefits bring you joy. Your support means the world to us. 

You can set up a one-time or recurring donation. 

Donate $50 and receive:
Donate $125, become a VIP, and receive:
Donate $200 and receive:
Donate $275 and receive:
Donate $350 or more and receive:

Or send your check payable to “Fall for the Book” to the address below: 

Fall for the Book
George Mason University, MS 3E4
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

For more information, contact us at 703-993-3986 or at friends@fallforthebook.org.

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