Become a Patron


By becoming a Patron you can become a bigger part of our story 

For an annual contribution, from a few pounds to a few thousand pounds, you can help us to programme established and debut authors from around the world, invest in improvements to Book Festival facilities in Charlotte Square Gardens and offer exciting opportunities for young people through our Schools Programme and outreach work.  

You can support the work of the Book Festival by becoming a Patron at a level that suits you:

Duodecimo (up to £119 per year)
Octavo (from £120 per year)
Quarto (from £480 per year)
Folio (from £960 per year)

To find out more and to become a Patron, please download our Patron’s Brochure and Donation Form.

All Patrons will be acknowledged on our website and receive an exclusive Book Festival Patron’s badge.

All donations, large and small, help us bring the world in words to Edinburgh and if you are a tax payer, by ticking the Gift Aid box we, as a charity, can claim an additional 25p for every pound you donate – at no extra cost to you.

For more information, please contact or call 0131 718 5666.

Please note that we only offer advance booking to Friends and Benefactors of the Festival. To find out more information please visit our Friends page or contact us on 0131 718 5653 to discuss becoming a Benefactor.