Virtual & In-Person

Our 2021 edition of the Raucous Auction features dozens of collaborative projects, handmade books, traditionally made prints, and one-of-a-kind book art made especially for our anniversary year.

PLUS, explore virtual offerings, including National Book Festival programming, for readers of all ages below… 

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The Masked Ball – Return of the Raucous Auction Live Event Nov. 4!

Friends, we are happy to celebrate an in-person return of our annual Raucous Auction–The Masked Ball–on November 4th at 5:30 PM! Our month-long, 25th anniversary-inspired exhibition will culminate in a live event, held in the Lemon Lounge of Virginia Humanities’ new HQ!

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The 2021 Raucous Auction Now Online Oct.4 – Nov.4

Friends, please join us merrily–verily or virtually–for the 25th anniversary of the book arts in Virginia! Virginia Center for the Book is celebrating with a special Raucous Auction this year–the Masked Ball–a limited ticket event which you can attend on Thursday, November 4 from 5:30-7PM…or participate in a live online silent auction at any time during the month of October in the runup to the auction.

Our Work

Did you know that the Virginia Center for the Book offers reading recommendations, workshops on bookmaking and letterpress, literacy resources across the Commonwealth, and virtual events throughout the year?