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 Waterstones, but early indications are that ticket sales are up from 3040 in 2015 to 4030 in 2016! That’s an increase of 33%, which we think is staggering and beyond our wildest projections!
Very special thanks are due to all our Festival partners for the use of their wonderful venues, advice and support, to Waterstones and Blackwells for providing our book sales, to our media partners, Codemakers, WDA and Status Social for their marketing and PR support and to our army of dedicated volunteers who made every event run so smoothly.
Feedback from our management committee and volunteers suggests that this year’s highlights were Ken Livingstone and Matthew Parris (pictured above just before going on stage), Carol Ann Duffy, Louis de Bernieres and The Bookshop Band, Tracy Chevalier and Ben Duke. But we are sure you will have your own highlights and memories.
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We really want to know what you thought of the events you attended as we want to make next year’s Festival even better. Please complete our online questionnaire by Sunday 19 June – it takes less than 5 minutes to complete.