Derby Book Festival

9 – 17 June 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported our second
Festival held from 3 – 11 June 2016

Bringing books to life

Welcome to Derby Book Festival

The first Derby Book Festival included 64 events and activities, 36 venues, over 3000 tickets sold, over 10,000 participants, 14 sold out events and 98% of feedback rated events as Excellent or Good.

The Festival would not have happened without the support of all the arts and educational organisations in the city as well as businesses, sponsors and volunteers. We feel we can safely say it has been a success!

The Festival celebrates the joy of books and the pleasure and power of reading and aims to inspire a new generation of readers. It welcomes internationally celebrated, best-selling authors as well as a broad range of local writing talent and has an exciting educational programme.

Download the new Derby Book Festival programme for 2016

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Latest from the blog

From Lead Volunteer to Author!

Posted on 20th September 2016

Congratulations to Jo Bunt (pictured above centre at our first Festival) who you may recognise from her role at many  Festival events as one of our Lead Volunteers.  Jo is also an author and recently took part in the Festival of Writing in York where she entered the Friday Night Live competition.  Jo looks like she may be following in ...

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Next year’s Festival dates announced

Posted on 15th August 2016

Before you book any holidays for next year, make sure you have the dates for Derby Book Festival 2017 in your diary! Next year’s dates are 9 – 17 June 2017.  This is a week later than our previous two festivals.  We have decided to move the Festival so it starts a week after the schools' half term break as ...

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