Friends of the Book Festival


Becoming a Friend of the Edinburgh International Book Festival is a great way to enjoy a closer relationship to the world’s largest celebration of the written word, whilst receiving exclusive benefits including access to advance booking.

Friends Membership Benefits

  • Membership card
  • Mailing of the Festival brochure
  • Book Festival newsletter
  • Invitations to events for Friends of the Festival
  • Discounts and offers by email
  • Advance booking: Friends can book tickets for up to 10 events (2 tickets for adult events, 4 tickets for children’s events) during the advance booking period*

A Friends membership costs £60 and lasts for one year from the date of purchase. You will be sent a reminder to renew your annual membership over a month before it is due to expire.

If you would like to purchase Friends membership as a gift, please do so over the phone by calling our Development team on 0131 718 5653. You can also call this number if you wish to purchase a membership for yourself.

To buy a membership online, please first login or register for an online account. You will then be able to purchase a membership from this page.

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*Please note: It is our policy to ensure that a proportion of tickets remain available for members of the general public when public booking opens. The number of tickets available to Friends during the advance booking period is therefore limited and all tickets are subject to availability.

If you would like to support our educational outreach work and help us improve the facilities in the Book Festival Village, where the Book Festival takes place every year, please consider becoming a Patron.

For more information about how to become a Patron, please visit: