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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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Please keep in touch with Derby Book Festival Posted on 23rd May 2018

At Derby Book Festival, we’re committed to protecting your personal data.  Due to new regulations, after Friday 25 May we won’t be able to contact you with Festival news and updates unless you opt in to receiving our emails. If this is all sounds good to you, just click here. It only takes two…

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The Book Fairies are coming … Posted on 21st May 2018

To celebrate our fourth Festival we’ve teamed up with The Book Fairies, an organisation that hides free books around the world for people to find. On Tuesday 29 May, The Book Fairies will arrive in Derby to hide books across the city centre for people to discover and keep. There…

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Festival immortalized in oil painting! Posted on 9th May 2018

Derby Book Festival Shelfie This year we are delighted to be working with artist Roo Waterhouse who has created the stunning ‘Shelf-Portrait’ depicting some of the books that we have featured in our four Festivals to date. Roo’s links with the Festival date back to 2015, when she painted our…

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Women’s Prize 2018 shortlistees at Derby Book Festival Posted on 28th April 2018

Women’s Prize 2018 We have not one, but two of this year’s shortlisted authors attending our Festival this year!  The winner will be announced on 6 June, a few days after Imogen Hermes Gowar joins us for her event in QUAD on Saturday 2 June.  Her debut novel, The Mermaid…

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