Edinburgh International Book Festival

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival features hundreds of events from the best creative and inspiring writers from all over the world. With emerging writers to Nobel Prize-winners, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is full of great ideas and captivating discussions. There is also a highly regarded programme of events for children and young adults featuring the finest writers and illustrators of children's books and young adult novels.

What makes it special?

  • Discover new writers and meet your favourite authors at creative writing workshops, book signings and author talks. At the Edinburgh International Book Festival you’ll have the opportunity to take part in provoking debates and intriguing discussions with like-minded book lovers!
  • The Book Festival has been traditionally located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic New Town at Charlotte Square Gardens - but in 2021 it will be reloacating to the University's Edinburgh College of Art where it will recreate its amazing village atmosphere while also having the faciltiies to create a world of online events. 
  • There are independent bookshops at the Book Festival stocking a wide range of titles for adults and children, including some exclusive to the Festival. Browse at your leisure and find something stimulating to read.
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