Derby Book Festival

1 - 9 June 2018

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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!

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Looking forward to our 2019 Festival Posted on 16th August 2018

Just in case you haven’t spotted the dates on the website, Derby Book Festival 2019 will be held from 31 May to 8 June.  This means the Festival starts at the end of the schools’ half term holiday again and it seems to be the favoured date for us and…

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Thank you for your support in making our 2018 Festival such a success Posted on 22nd June 2018

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank you for your support. We are getting the final ticket sales from our partner venues, but early indications are that these are up from 5423 in 2017 to over 6500 in 2018!  Book sales too have increased. We’ll let you know the final…

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Saturday Super Sale – one day only for our Takeover events at Déda! Posted on 25th May 2018

To mark our first-ever Festival Takeover we’re holding a one-day flash sale. For one day only, this Saturday – 26th May, you can purchase any tickets (except for the Festival Book Quiz) for the Déda Takeover on Sunday 3rd June for just £2. What is our Déda Takeover? It’s a…

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Derby Book Festival is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales Number 1159763