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!
From its inception the aim of Derby Book Festival has been to work across our rich and diverse city to engage with as many communities as possible and inspire a love of books and reading. To fulfil this challenge we run two key programmes: Shared Writing and Shared Reading.Read on...
Blog & News
We are delighted to announce the four books that have been shortlisted for the first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award, which aims to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented. A group of 12 Derby…Read More
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Festival team member. Gini Smith has now joined us as our Volunteer Co-ordinator and Logistics Manager. Gini has a background in events management and fundraising with Macmillan and we feel sure her experience will prove invaluable! Volunteer recruitment 2019 Gini’s…Read More
We are very excited about a new project we have just launched. Children’s Picture Book Award to celebrate picture books that children can relate to, giving them a window on the world and a mirror of themselves. The Festival aims to celebrate the joy of books and reading and we…Read More