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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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Taking a look at our history Posted on 24th April 2018

Tickets selling like hot cakes Following the launch of our Festival programme in QUAD on 12 April, tickets have been selling like hot cakes!  A few events are already over half full, so don’t leave it too late to get your tickets.  You can find details of all events on…

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Join us for a special Taster Event Posted on 20th April 2018

Following the success of last year’s Taster Events, we hope you will be keen to join us at this year’s.  We will be holding a Taster Event on Tuesday 8 May at Repton School from 6.30pm, when refreshments will be served.  The event will start at 7pm and finish at…

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