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Important News

Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone our Festival, scheduled for 29 May- 6 June 2020, but we are committed to bringing you an extended and extensive Autumn Edition. If you would like to see what we were planning for the Festival, you can take a look at our proposed Festival programme.

Our planned Festival programme

More events coming soon


Derby Book Festival

Welcome to our Festival with over 100 book-related events

Sadly, we were forced to cancel our 2020 Festival, but look forward to welcoming you back. Our next Festival will be held from 27 May to 5 June 2021 in venues across the city. We also plan to bring you a series of one-off live events, as well as online activities, before then.

DBF at home

Author interviews to enjoy in your home

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Festival Programme

The nearly 2020 Festival Programme

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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
Could Shared Reading help someone you know?

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