Welcome to the Williamsburg Book Festival

a FREE event for Readers and Writers Celebrating Creativity!


Mark your calendars:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Stryker Center

412 North Boundary Street
Williamsburg, Virginia

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Spring 2017 #RainLit

In collaboration with Triangle Arts & Culture League, the Book Festival has created public literary art.


Want to see #RainLit?

Document your discovery of RainLit with a photo & #RainLit on social media.


City of Williamsburg

Francis St. – between Boundary and Henry

S. Henry St -  between Francis and Ireland

Prince George St – sidewalk behind the churches & at the Triangle Building

Jamestown Rd – sidewalk at Christian Science Reading Room & across from the College of William & Mary

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center on Westover Ave.

Colonial Folk Arts on Bacon Ave.


New Town in James City County

Iron-Bound Gym

Guernsey Tingle Architects

The Corner Pocket

Nautical Dog



Thanks for a Wonderful 2016 Festival

A Special Thank You to
New York Times
bestselling author

Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown 
(c) Mary Motley Kalergis


The Williamsburg Book Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your support is appreciated.

The festival appreciates the generosity of our sponsors.



Read Local!

Attend & Support Area Authors

The Festival is free & open to the public!

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2016 Program Book

• History • Ghosts • Biographies/Memoirs • How-To • Poetry • Cookbooks • Mystery • Romance • Fiction • Adventure • Children's • Self-Improvement • Young Adult Non-Fiction • Science Fiction • Fantasy • Military • Suspense • Travel


Images from the 2014 Williamsburg Book Festival





2016 sponsors

Thanks to:

  • Pale Horse Books
  • An Occasion for the Arts
  • Chesapeake Bay Writers
  • Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance
  • W&M Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies
  • Next Door Neighbors magazine
  • Cherokee McGhee Publishing
  • Old Point National Bank
  • Williamsburg Area Arts Commission
Pale Horse Books  
Next Door Neighbors magazine   WAAC  
Cherokee McGhee

William & Mary

The Williamsburg Book Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Your support is vital and greatly appreciated.

Williamsburg Book Festival, Inc. is formed exclusively for charitable and educational and literary purposes. Specifically, the organization hosts promotional and educational events, seminars and workshops that promote and support the craft of literary composure and the exposure of writers to the reading public.