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 particularly excited about this year’s events at Déda as we are doing something a bit different. On Sunday 3 June we are taking over their building for the whole day. Join us for a Sunday of lively debate, author talks and arts events, kicking off with the Sunday…Read More
More Festival events go on sale today (1 March) at 9am. This time tickets are available for events to be hosted at Derby Museum & Art Gallery. We’ll have more to be announced soon at Déda and then the bumper crop of events when we launch our programme on 12 April.…Read More
We now have three more Festival events on sale from today (23 February) at Derby Theatre. These are: our Opening Event with Ken Clarke in conversation with Alan Johnson our Closing Event, The Mozart Question, narrated by Sir Michael Morpurgo a special event with The Bookshop Band performing with authors…Read More