Richmond is lucky to be home to numerous literary events and literary institutions. Authors often present their work at area book shops and writers’ groups, giving book lovers a chance to hear from storytellers and learn about their subject matter as well as their craft. You can hear about great fiction and nonfiction works at Richmond’s many book oriented events. Or go solo and just lose yourself browsing through the stacks at one of these bookshops or the region’s many public libraries. Happy reading.
Events at area bookstores:
Chop Suey Books, 2913 W Cary St, Richmond, Virginia 23221 – (804) 422-8066 –
Book People, 536 Granite Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23226 – (804) 288-4346 –
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E Cary St., Richmond, Virginia 23219 – (804) 788-1594
Richmond Comix, 14249 Midlothian Tpke., Midlothian, Virginia 23113
Oct. 26 – Halloween Comicfest
Gather, Short Pump (2400 Old Brick Rd., 684-8881; workatgather.com)
Library Systems Events:
- Richmond Public Library
- Henrico County Public Library
- Chesterfield County Public Library
- Hanover County is part of the Pamunkey Regional Library system
Literary events at area colleges and universities:
•University of Richmond
•Virginia Commonwealth University
Sept. 18 – 7pm – Acclaimed author and VCU alumnus Jeffrey Blount discusses his book The Emancipation of Evan Wells. The event will be followed with a Q&A, book sale and reception. At Cabell Library, Lecture Hall, Room 303, Monroe Park Campus.
Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad St. Richmond, VA 23219
Book groups, presentations, research events, history events, workshops
Nov. 14, 2019 – Weinstein Author Series: Michael w. Twitty – The Cooking Gene
The Poe Museum:
Weekly readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s work on Sunday at 12:30 pm
“UnHappy Hour” ironically celebrating the author (Monthly)
James River Writers
JRW is a multi-faceted non-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that serves as central Virginia’s literary hub and a welcoming home for anyone who loves the written word. Aspiring and professional writers and passionate readers in all genres benefit from a variety of programs, services, and events, often presented in partnership with other cultural organizations. We are supported by government grants, foundations, corporate partners, and the generosity of our members.
September 25 – People Skills for Writers (Path to Publication Part II) at the Firehouse Theatre,
Oct. 12-13, 2019 – James River Writers Conference
Mark your calendar:
Oct. 19 – 2nd annual RVA Book Lovers’ Festival
Learn about more Richmond literary events. And don’t forget to check the list of the Top FREE Things to Do in Richmond for more great ideas for learning and expanding your mind and engaging in hands-on activities.