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Important News

Our Autumn Edition 2021 will be held from 5 – 7 November with 10 events in QUAD and 1 event on 9 November in Derby Theatre. Tickets will go on sale in September from our Events web link or from the venues.

Autumn Edition - 5-9 Nov


Derby Book Festival

Welcome to Derby Book Festival - not one, but two annual Festivals!

Join us at our Autumn Edition 2021, which will be held over the weekend of Friday 5 – Sunday 7 November with 10 great events in QUAD, Derby plus one event on Tuesday 9 November in Derby Theatre. We'll be back in 2022 with our main Festival from 20 - 28 May.

2021 Festival Events

You can now buy tickets for our Autumn Edition

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Festival Update

First tickets on sale for Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition

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Shared Reading

Sharing poems and stories at groups across Derby

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Our Story
How it all started in 2014…

Our Festival includes over 100 book-related events in June and at our Autumn Edition celebrating the joy of books and reading

Shared Reading
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