Virginia Center for the Book

The Virginia Center for the Book’s vision is that every Virginian will have access to books and reading and to the power that books and reading provide to shape and inform personal and civic life.

As an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Virginia Center for the Book works within a network of 50 state-center affiliates to promote books, reading, literacy, and the literary life of Virginia.


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Face to Face

VABC member artist Robert Shultz's work merges Whitman's poetry with images of civil war soldiers and the trees that witnessed their battles.
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Auto Biography

Get a glimpse of American history through the 13 people who owned one 1957 Chevy with With Good Reason
Courtesy Flickr user Jen

Uptalk on Jeopardy

This week, With Good Reason explores "uptalk", gender, and what motivates us.

A Burnable Book

This week on With Good Reason, Murder, mystery, and poetry come together in medieval scholar Bruce Holsinger’s new novel set in Chaucer’s London.

Bible Babel

Making sense of the Bible’s language, followed by oral histories of psychologists, Zelda Fitzgerald’s mental illness, and writing after experiencing a brain tumor.
Beautiful blue flax blossoms bloom for one day.

Flax Ferment

VABC students learn to make paper from flax grown in a mountainside garden.