The Edinburgh International Book Festival programme offers over 800 events featuring the greatest writers and thinkers in the world. From rising stars of fiction to Nobel Prize-winners, it's a place where audiences and authors gather to share ideas, have thought-provoking discussions, be entertained, informed, enthralled and challenged.
There is also a highly regarded programme of events for children and young adults featuring the finest writers and illustrators for young people.
What makes it special?
- From author events and interactive workshops to lively debates and book signings, the Book Festival gives you the chance to meet your favourite authors, hear about their latest work, and get stuck into some gripping conversations.
- The Book Festival is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic New Town. Each year, Charlotte Square Gardens and the west end of George Street are transformed into a magical tented village. Entry to the Book Festival village is free so pop in and relax for a moment or two.
- There are three big independent bookshops at the Book Festival stocking a wide range of titles for adults and children, including some exclusive to the Festival. Browse at your leisure and find something stimulating to read.