If you get hungry while browsing the books, grab a tasty treat from the BAKE SALE or  the POPCORN VENDOR for only $1/ea.

Bottled water and sodas also available.


Get off your feet and sit awhile as you listen to 12 minute talks by various authors about their writing and their latest books.

If you want to hear a particular author, find his/her name below to find the time they will be speaking.

Meet NUTZY from 11:30-12:30!


Large pictures to color or plain paper for drawing.

Individual crayon boxes will be provided, as well as stickers and other fun stuff!


Marketing and Branding

2:00 - 3:30 PM


Selling books is a difficult business in this age of technology and social media. Millions of books hit the market each year, so how do you get your book noticed? In this class you will learn how to increase your sphere of influence, develop your brand, create your "Tag" line, and learn strategies for increasing your sales. Speaker:  Chris Lythgoe

Dozens of Virginia's authors will be discussing, signing, and selling

their latest books.

(Scroll down for a schedule of authors who will be giving a 12 minute introduction of themselves and their books.)

The books displayed on this page are a sampling of those donated by authors for the "Buy 4, Get 1 FREE" Table.

Each person receives a card with 4 boxes. Each time you purchase a book, have the author initial one of the boxes.

After 4 purchases, go to Table #1 near the entrance to choose your free book!

‚ÄčClick on the GREEN button above to download a pdf copy of the author registration form.

  • Print the form
  • Fill it out
  • Mail it with your registration fee to the address shown at the bottom of page 1.

The LuLaRoe shop is back this year!

Be sure to enter the raffle for a basket of goodies at the LuLaRoe table!

About Chris Lythgoe:  Chris is an actor veteran of the TV/Film industry with over 40 TV/Film/Commercial credits to his name. Several of the projects he has been in as an actor have been on the big screen (movie theatres) and/or on cable TV. A veteran of Films, TV shows, Commercials and Industrials, he has won numerous accolades for several of his short films as a screenwriter, Film Producer and Director. He has been a professional actor for 10 years, in Independent film, commercials and TV shows. Producer, Writer and Multi-Award winning Director since 2014 and a trained Voice Talent since 2011 (from Voice Coaches in Albany New York), Chris teaches classes on screenwriting, producing and directing, marketing, the voice talent industry and more. Chris has been a marketing professional for 30 years, and small business owner and Manager of BlueLight LLC since 2011, which is a production company offering many other services including training. For more information, visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BL-Productions-and-Services-LLC-1033081816714176/


Take 295 to the Rt. 301 (Chamberlayne Ave.) North exit;

Turn right onto Times Dispatch Blvd. (only about 1/4 mile from 295)

Follow the Yellow Balloons!

Turn left after the fountain;

The book festival is inside the Times Dispatch Building!

We hope to see you there!

Live Music by Jerry Liggan, Guitarist, in the morning, followed by Dee Tabb on Guitar and Mandolin and Cliff Rowland on Guitar! .

A T T E N T I O N   A U T H O R S !  

You are invited to participate in the 2018 Hanover Book Festival.

This is a not-for-profit event and is free to the public.

The authors' fee for the tables and workshops go toward the cost of the event.

We have kept the cost to a minimal in order to keep your fees as low as possible.

Fees are listed on the registration forms. To register, click on the green button.

We hope to see you at the book festival!

This year, we will have one fabulous workshop at a very reasonable price for book festival participating authors only! AND it will be held after the book sales are over so authors don't have to worry about losing out on sales!