Become a Patron

Become a bigger part of our story 

Our Patrons are passionate behind-the scenes heroes of the Book Festival, who make our work possible by committing to lend generous support to the Book Festival. Regular gifts from our Patrons help us to be bold with our programming, include diverse authors from all around the world, invest in facilities and access for all, and supports education through our Schools programme and outreach work in local communities and throughout Scotland year round.

From just a few pounds per month to a few hundred pounds per year, you can join as a Patron at a level which suits you:

Duodecimo (up to £119 per year/£9 per month)
Octavo (from £120 per year/£10 per month)
Quarto (from £480 per year/£40 per month)
Folio (from £960 per year/£80 per month)

As a Patrons, you will have the opportunity to to engage with our work - and the team - throughout the year. We will also

  • List you as a Patron on our website and on the Supporters' Board at Edinburgh College of Art.
  • Send you regular updates on the work of the Book Festival (2 printed newsletters per year and a monthly email update),
  • Send you an exclusive Patrons Pin Badge.

To find out more, and if you would prefer to sign up by post download our Patrons Brochure and printable Direct Debit Form.

For more information, you can also contact or call 0131 718 5653.

Please note that advance booking is only open to Friends and Benefactors of the Festival. To find out more please visit our Friends page or our Benefactors page.


Our grateful thanks go to all our current Patrons.