Derby Book Festival

9 - 17 June 2017

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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!

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Ticket sales up by 40% Posted on 20th April 2017

Following our launch event last week in QUAD, tickets have been selling like hot cakes!  Compared to our first week’s sales last year, they are up by 40% so we hope that trend continues throughout the coming weeks.  A few events are already over half full, so don’t leave it…

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And here it is … Posted on 12th April 2017

Our programme is out Thank you to everyone who came along to QUAD last night for Derby Reads.  We were delighted with the response and it was our first sold out event of 2017!   There were some inspirational readings from books by authors appearing at this year’s Festival and it…

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Looking forward to our launch Posted on 10th April 2017

We can’t wait to share our 2017 Festival programme with you at tomorrow’s Derby Reads  event in QUAD.  We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the programmes, bookmarks and banners and to finally launch this year’s Festival.  We will also be announcing the winners of this year’s Flash Fiction Writing…

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9 - 17 June 2017

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