Welcome to the Book Festival

Set in a specially created tented village in the heart of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Book Festival offers something for just about every age and interest, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. In 2017, we expanded our bustling Festival Village onto the west end of George Street with two new venues and lots more opportunities to be entertained.

The Book Festival welcomes around 1000 authors in over 800 events each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.