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 is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic New Town. Each year, Charlotte Square Gardens and the west end of George Street are transformed into a magical tented village. Entry to the Book Festival village is free so pop in and relax for a moment or two.
  • There are three big 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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  • Scottish Enterprise
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