Derby Book Festival

1 - 9 June 2018

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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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Saturday Super Sale – one day only for our Takeover events at Déda! Posted on 25th May 2018

To mark our first-ever Festival Takeover we’re holding a one-day flash sale. For one day only, this Saturday – 26th May, you can purchase any tickets (except for the Festival Book Quiz) for the Déda Takeover on Sunday 3rd June for just £2. What is our Déda Takeover? It’s a…

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Please keep in touch with Derby Book Festival Posted on 23rd May 2018

At Derby Book Festival, we’re committed to protecting your personal data.  Due to new regulations, after Friday 25 May we won’t be able to contact you with Festival news and updates unless you opt in to receiving our emails. If this is all sounds good to you, just click here. It only takes two…

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The Book Fairies are coming … Posted on 21st May 2018

To celebrate our fourth Festival we’ve teamed up with The Book Fairies, an organisation that hides free books around the world for people to find. On Tuesday 29 May, The Book Fairies will arrive in Derby to hide books across the city centre for people to discover and keep. There…

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