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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.

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September 2021: Currently Reading

Each month we will share what the DBF team are currently reading. We'd love to hear your thoughts via our social media channels.

September 2021: Currently Reading

30th September 2021

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Derby Book Festival presents their latest publication: Life On Hold: Young People in Lockdown

Read the latest update from the Festival's Shared Writing community programme

Derby Book Festival presents their latest publication: Life On Hold: Young People in Lockdown

28th September 2021

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

You can now buy tickets to see Pam Ayres live at Derby Theatre

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

3rd September 2021

August Currently Reading

August 2021: Currently Reading

Each month we will share what the DBF team are currently reading. We'd love to hear your thoughts via our social media channels.

August 2021: Currently Reading

31st August 2021

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Winner of Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2021

Derby Book Festival has announced the winner of this year's Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2021.

Winner of Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2021

7th August 2021

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All tickets now on sale for 2021 Festival

You can now buy tickets for all Festival events

All tickets now on sale for 2021 Festival

3rd May 2021

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Derby Book Festival Event Listings

See below for a full list of events taking place at this year's Derby Book Festival

Derby Book Festival Event Listings

29th April 2021

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First tickets on sale at Derby Theatre for Derby Book Festival events

First tickets on sale at Derby Theatre for Derby Book Festival events

16th April 2021

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Our March Book Quiz

Here's our latest monthly Book Quiz. Ten rounds of ten questions. Have fun!

Our March Book Quiz

2nd April 2021