Events are at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, located at 4400 University Drive, and at other locations throughout Northern Virginia. Visit our Planning Your Visit page for tips on travel, food, and more.

Except where noted, all events are free and do not require tickets, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

All events are first come, first serve. In order to receive reserved seating, or attend a VIP reception with Rainbow Rowell, Delia Owens, or David Grann, please consider becoming a Friend of the Festival.

The 21st annual festival will run from October 10-12, 2019. 

View the Fall for the Book 2019 schedule & directory.