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
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are delighted to announce two more exciting events featuring inspirational women at this year’s Festival. These are in addition to our already strong female line-up with Dame Jenni Murray at the Festival Lunch on Tuesday 13 June, poet Helen Mort (with Dan Richards) at…Read More
We can’t quite believe it, but as of today, it’s only 100 days until the first day of our Festival! Life is certainly getting busier at Derby Book Festival office as we finalise the programme. It goes off to our wonderful designer, Chris at WDA Branding next week so it’s…Read More
The waiting is over! We are delighted to announce that you can now buy tickets for this year’s Opening Event with Sebastian Faulks. The event, sponsored by Peveril Homes, will be held on Friday 9 June in Derby Cathedral, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15/£12 concessions and are available…Read More