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’re delighted to bring you a special pre-Festival event on 29 January! To celebrate the publication of Three Things About Elsie, the second book by Joanna Cannon, one of the Festival’s favourite authors, we’ll be holding an evening with Joanna herself. Joanna’s debut novel, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, was the bestselling…Read More
As one of our Festival supporters, we hope you will be interested in joining Festival Friends. By becoming a Festival Friend you can enjoy a range of benefits, as well as keeping in touch with the Festival throughout the year. Plus, it’s a great way to provide long term-support to…Read More
In 2018 we’re hosting an array of acclaimed writers, from political heavyweights to international authors. We’re delighted to announce some of our first Festival authors who will be joining us in 2018. Ken Clarke and Alan Johnson We have enjoyed great success with political author events. We hope this will…Read More