The Virginia Festival of the Book is an annual five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past twelve years. Held in Charlottesville each March, the festival features readings, panels, and discussions, as well as a StoryFest day of children's literature. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge.

The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be held March 21–25, 2018.