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Shared Reading volunteers needed! Posted on 5th October 2018

Do you love reading and enjoy meeting new people?  If you can spare 2 – 3 hours each week or fortnight Shared Reading could be for you. We are running an information session in Derby on the morning of Thursday 25 October. The session will be very informal and will…

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Fascinating Feedback from the Festival Posted on 25th September 2018

Thank you for completing our event evaluations We were very pleased to receive over 600 evaluation forms from this year’s Festival giving us invaluable feedback.  Everyone who gave us their email address has now been signed up for this eshot.  If you would like to receive the eshot, do sign…

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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,…

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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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