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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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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

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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