We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 awards (books published in 2018). Nominations may be submitted by completing the online form. The form may also be printed and mailed to:

Library of Virginia 

Literary Awards

Attn: Nancy Orr

Library of Virginia

800 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219

21st Annual Library of Virginia Literary Award Winners Announced  

The Library of Virginia celebrated the 21st Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards with three events honoring Virginia authors.The weekend kicked off on Friday, October 19, as the Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presented the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. The 21st Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration took place on Saturday evening. The festive black-tie evening included a cocktail reception, seated dinner, awards ceremony, and book signings by our finalists. On Sunday, October 21, the Library partnered with the Richmond Public Library to host a free book talk and signing with the Literary Awards' featured speaker, author Susan Orlean.


Fry-Jefferson Map Society Happenings

The Fry-Jefferson Map Society will bring S. Max Edelson, author of The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence, to the Library on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 10:00 AM, for a map lecture and book signing.


Support the Library of Virginia Foundation

Thanks in part to our supporters, the Library of Virginia is able to enrich the lives of those we serve. As we near the end of 2018, don’t forget to renew your annual support. If you are a current member or donor, look for your annual renewal notice coming soon via mail.


Featured Blog Post

A Talent at the Starting Gate: Nell Blaine and the Monocle. Richmond’s John Marshall High School and its outstanding student newspaper, the Monocle, have had a lot to be proud of over the years. A recent Style Weekly article reminded readers of that, with a story on prominent artist and John Marshall alum, Nell Blaine. Find out more about Blaine in our Fit to Print blog post.


The Virginia Shop's November "30 for 30" Sale

Get free shipping on items ordered online throughout the month of November. Time to go gift shopping! 


Saturday, November 3

The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence

Wednesday, November 7


Friday, November 9

Last day of True Sons exhibition

Saturday, November 10

Closed for the Anthem Richmond Marathon & for Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 14

Literary Virginia Book Group

Friday, November 16

Intermediate Genealogy Workshop: How to Trace your Virginia Roots

Wednesday, November 21–Saturday, November 24

Closed for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 27

Virginia Humanities Fellow Talk: Thoughts on Poe