Photo gallery

Each year our official Festival photographers capture what happens on stage, in the Gardens and behind the scenes. Browse the galleries below for some special Book Festival memories.

Kate Tempest 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival Highlights from the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival which took place in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, 13-29 August

Aberdeen Booked! Festival Aberdeen Booked! Festival: 29 - 30 August 2016 A two-day celebration of literature and creativity held in ACT Aberdeen, as part of our Booked! programme, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery. With thanks to our event partners ACT Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen City Libraries.

Inverclyde Booked! Festival Inverclyde Booked! Festival: 25 - 26 August 2016 A two-day celebration of literature and creativity held in the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, as part of our Booked! programme supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery. With thanks to our event partners the Beacon Arts Centre, Inverclyde Council and Inverclyde Libraries. All photos by Jassy Earl.

Borders Booked! Festival Borders Booked! Festival: 23 - 24 August 2016 A two-day celebration of literature and creativity held in MacArts, Galashiels, as part of our Booked! programme, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery. With thanks to our event partners MacArts, Scottish Borders Council, Live Borders, and Borders Book Festival.

LandWords Festival, April 2016 at Callendar House in Falkirk 2016 LandWords Festival. Part of Booked! The Edinburgh International Book Festival on the road In April 2016 we celebrated the literature and land of Falkirk in the beautiful grounds of Callendar House. Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival's Booked! programme, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery. Images (c) Robin Mair.

Irvine Welsh & Robert Carlyle 2016 Irvine Welsh & Robert Carlyle. Part of Booked! The Edinburgh International Book Festival on the Irvine Welsh and Robert Carlyle came to the Usher Hall in April 2016 to talk about Irvine's latest novel about Edinburgh hardman Francis Begbie - The Blade Artist. The event was chaired by Hannah McGill and was part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival's Booked! programme, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Marilynne Robinson 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival Highlights from the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival which took place 15-31 August, in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

George R R Martin at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival Highlights from the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival which took place 9-25 August, in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh.

A Story Shopper takes to the stage 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival Highlights from the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens, 10-26 August.

Mark Watson reads to the audience in 2008 Authors at the Edinburgh International Book Festival A selection of authors who have appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Alan Bissett 2008 Edinburgh International Book Festival Highlights from the 2008 Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh.

Andrew Marr chats with readers 2007 Edinburgh International Book Festival Highlights from our 2007 Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh.

Children's favourite, Aileen Paterson 2006 Edinburgh International Book Festival Highlights from the 2006 Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. www.edbookfest.co.uk

2005 Alan Bissett7 2005 Edinburgh International Book Festival Highlights from the 2005 Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh.

Activity Corner fun at the 2004 Edinburgh International Book Festival 2004 Edinburgh International Book Festival Selected photographs from the 2004 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Dusk in the Gardens at the 2003 Edinburgh International Book Festival 2003 Edinburgh International Book Festival Selected photographs taken at the 2003 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Relaxing in the gardens at the 2002 Edinburgh International Book Festival 2002 Edinburgh International Book Festival Selected highlights from the 2002 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Ewan Morrison 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival Official photographs from the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Robert Coover 2011 Second week at the Book Festival

Alexei Sayle photoshoot 2011 First week at the Book Festival View photos taken during the first week of the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Our beautiful banner 2011 Launch The 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival Programme Launch in June.

Creative workshop 2010 Highlights Just a few of the wonderful moments we had during the 2010 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

One of our brilliant BSL interpreters 2009 Highlights Just a few of the memorable moments from the 2009 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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