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How many tickets!!! Posted on 10th August 2017

Final Festival Figures up for 2017 We have now completed all our number crunching for this year’s Festival – and it makes for some impressive reading (if you don’t mind us saying!).  We want to thank all our Festival goers for their support: Ticket sales have continued to rise: last…

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Next Year’s Festival Dates Announced Posted on 20th July 2017

We are delighted to give you an exclusive announcement: the dates for Derby Book Festival 2018 will be 1 – 9 June. This is a week earlier than this year’s Festival, which was moved to avoid half term and meant it also coincided neatly with the arrival in the city…

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We are recruiting a Festival Director Posted on 20th June 2017

Would you like to be our Festival Director? To apply, you should email a cv and covering letter by 14 July to Liz Fothergill CBE, Chair of Derby Book Festival Trustees: This is an 11 month Freelance Contract.  Interviews are planned for 26 July in Derby. Derby Book Festival:…

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Thank you for your support Posted on 20th June 2017

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank all our subscribers for their support. We are getting the final figures in from our partner venues and from Waterstones, but early indications are that ticket sales are up from 4030 in 2016 to over 4750 in 2017!  That’s…

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Music and Words Posted on 1st June 2017

One of the most popular events at last year’s Festival was Louis de Bernières and The Bookshop Band.  The combination of music and words created a magical event, which people still mention to us as one of their favourites. This year we had hoped The Bookshop Band would be returning…

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