Derby Book Festival

31 May - 8 June 2019

Bookings now open: An Evening with Paddy Ashdown, Tuesday 23 October at 7.30pm.

Be the first to hear our festival news.

Welcome to

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!

The Latest From

Blog & News

Special event with Paddy Ashdown Posted on 1st September 2018

This year we are hoping to hold a number of ‘off programme’, interim events in the run up to our 2019 Festival. We are delighted to announce that the first of these will be held on Tuesday 23 October at 7.30pm with Paddy Ashdown, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats,…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
Derby Book Festival

Gallery Preview

View Gallery

Derby Book Festival

31 May – 8 June 2019

Back to top

Site by Codemakers

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