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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.

Tickets on sale 16 April

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Derby Book Festival

Welcome to our Festival which takes place from 27 May-5 June with over 60 events

Our 2021 Festival will include our usual mix of fiction and non-fiction events over a range of genres with something for everyone. Events will include in person, live streamed, recorded and outdoor events with lots of exciting book-related activities for families over half term.

2021 Festival Events

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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?

Would you or your group like to take part in a Shared Reading Session?

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