Derby Book Festival
Welcome to Derby Book Festival. Our annual Festival was established in 2015 and is held every June over nine days.
Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.
Each year we welcome internationally celebrated, best-selling authors as well as a broad range of local writing talent and include an exciting children, families and educational programme.
There’s something for everyone with topics ranging from cycling to cricket, railways to real ale and birding to board games!
Blog & News
We are delighted to welcome Theresa Keogh, our first Festival Director, to the Derby Book Festival team. Theresa was born and educated in Derby, having attended St Benedict’s School before undertaking an English degree at the University of Birmingham. She went on to study for an MA in Scriptwriting at…Read More
Final Festival Figures up for 2017 We have now completed all our number crunching for this year’s Festival – and it makes for some impressive reading (if you don’t mind us saying!). We want to thank all our Festival goers for their support: Ticket sales have continued to rise: last…Read More
We are delighted to give you an exclusive announcement: the dates for Derby Book Festival 2018 will be 1 – 9 June. This is a week earlier than this year’s Festival, which was moved to avoid half term and meant it also coincided neatly with the arrival in the city…Read More