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3rd Annual NoVa Teen Book Festival Scheduled for March 5

One More Page Books is partnering with the Arlington County, Fairfax County and Loudon County public libraries and George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival to co-host the third annual NoVa Teen Book Festival, which is slated for Saturday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, located at 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington.

The day-long, free festival will feature more than 20 authors and other area public libraries and school systems, including Falls Church City Public Schools and Mary Riley Styles Public Library, will help support the event.

The event will feature a keynote speech from best-selling author Holly Black, whose latest release is The Darkest Part of the Forest. Food trucks from Mac’s Donuts, The Big Cheese and more will be on-site to provide lunch.

“We are thrilled to bring NoVa Teen back for a third year,” says One More Page owner Eileen McGervey. “It’s so very rewarding to see YA fans in our community connecting with so many favorite authors – all on a single day and in a single location.”

Other authors that will be appearing at the event include Hannah Barnaby (Some of the Parts), Christopher Barzak (Wonders of the Invisible World), Jennifer Donnelly (These Shallow Graves), Kelly Fiore (Thicker Than Water) and Jan Gangsei (Zero Day). Authors who are scheduled to appear at the festival, along with local authors, will visit 15 area high schools the day before the event. For more information or to register, visit