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 absolutely delighted to announce that our Opening Event for the 2017 Festival will feature best-selling author Sebastian Faulks in Derby Cathedral on Friday 9 June. Next year’s Festival coincides with the arrival of the Tower of London Poppies at the Silk Mill and we can’t think of anyone…Read More
Our wonderful partners QUAD are offering subscribers to the Festival mailing list an exclusive offer on tickets to any of the screenings of Paterson at QUAD. Just quote the codeword ‘STANZA’ when booking over the phone or in person at the box office to get tickets for £6 and £5…Read More
June 2017 will be a busy month. Not only can you enjoy Derby Book Festival from 9 – 17 June, there will also be two more events taking place in Derby and Chatsworth over the same period. An anticipated 100,000 visitors will arrive in the county to see the touring…Read More