Center for the Book

The 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 VFH 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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Seamus Heaney, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Tribute to Poet Seamus Heaney

We mourn the passing of poet Seamus Heaney by sharing this reading from Heaney's 2004 appearance at the Culbreth theater in Charlottesville, VA.
War, Identity and The Liberal State

Telling Geopolitical Tales

VFH is pleased to present a lecture by Victoria M. Basham, senior lecturer in politics and Director of Doctoral Studies at the Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter, UK.