Fall for the Book

Address: 4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-3986

Mission Statement:

Based at George Mason University, Fall for the Book is an independent non-profit literary arts organization that promotes reading by sponsoring a variety of year-round events and activities, the flagship of which is the Fall for the Book festival held each September or October. The festival as well as other activities for both children and adults:

- Connect readers and authors so that readers become acquainted on a personal level with writers and their work in new and vibrant ways

- Illustrate the many ways reading encourages cultural growth through empathy and knowledge

- Give children their first experience with the thrill of writing creatively through tailored workshops and readings, as well as first publication opportunities

Local Calendar

Recent News

  • Fall for the Book Festival 2017

    Schedule of Events:October 11, 2017China vs. Washington: A Cold War Story @ Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Center North PlazaOct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 amWinning the Third World examines afresh the intense and enduring rivalry between the United States and China during...

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  • Fall for the Book 2016

    Schedule of Events:September 24, 201611:00 am – 12:15 pm: Preview Event: Children’s Author Alice ChenAlice Chen is the author of the picture book Centipede Dragon: A Benevolent Creature, the story of a kind-hearted magical creature who helps nearby villagers with his mag...

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  • Fall for the Book 2015

    Schedule of Events:September 27, 20151:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Children’s Author Ed VereIn his new children’s picture book, Max the Brave, Ed Vere paints Max, a hilarious and  loveable black cat who wants to be a brave chaser of mice. Financial Times says of Vere, “His min...

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