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… 


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!

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?