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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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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

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Our February Book Quiz

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

Our February Book Quiz

26th February 2021

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Shortlist announced for Derby Children’s Picture Book Award

Derby Book Festival has announced the three shortlisted books for the Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2021.

Shortlist announced for Derby Children’s Picture Book Award

8th February 2021

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Our January Book Quiz

Here's our latest monthly Book Quiz. Ten rounds of ten questions ... we think it's a bit easier this month!

Our January Book Quiz

29th January 2021

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Longlist announced for Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2021

Thank you to all the authors, illustrators and publishers who submitted books for this year's Award.

Longlist announced for Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2021

22nd January 2021

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Our December Book Quiz

Here's our Christmas present to you! We hope that our December Book Quiz will provide you with some well-deserved entertainment over Christmas.

Our December Book Quiz

20th December 2020

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Our November Book Quiz

Lockdown 2 is still with us, but here’s our November Festival Book Quiz to keep you entertained.

Our November Book Quiz

27th November 2020

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Our Autumn Edition Book Quiz!

Now that the clocks have gone back, we thought you might like some book-related entertainment for the coming months.

Our Autumn Edition Book Quiz!

30th October 2020