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Important News

We are currently planning a hybrid Festival with a mix of live, live streamed, recorded and virtual events from 27 May – 5 June 2021. If the government’s Roadmap goes to plan and the four conditions are met, our venues will start to reopen from 17 May and we plan to host live Festival events.

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Derby Book Festival

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

Our 2021 Festival was held from 27 May – 5 June with over 50 in-person events. Our first hybrid Festival it included live streamed, recorded and outdoor events featuring fiction and non-fiction events. We are now planning our Autumn Edition over the weekend of 5 – 7 November.

2021 Festival Events

Look what you missed in this year's programme

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Festival Update

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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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