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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Public information

Festival or Organisation Name: 

Edinburgh International Book Festival


12-8-2017 to 28-8-2017


Charlotte Square Gardens

Festival or Organisation description: 

Each summer Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh is transformed into a charming, tented village for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This three week celebration of the written word is the largest of its kind in the world and offers something for all ages and interests. Entry to the gardens is free. Here visitors can soak up the atmosphere, browse the bookshops, enjoy refreshments from the cafe or bar and choose from a programme of over 800 events.

There’s a great variety of events on offer for both children and adults, featuring established authors and rising stars. Previous special guests have included J K Rowling, Ian Rankin, Harold Pinter, Alan Bennett, Germaine Greer and Zadie Smith. 

Many events are free to attend, including daily readings, signings, workshops and children’s activities.

The 2017 programme will be announced on Thursday 8 June 2017 and tickets will go on sale in late June 2017. 

For more information, visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival website, or subscribe to the Edinburgh International Book Festival ebulletin.

Box Office Phone No.:: 

0845 373 5888