Authors who appeared in the 2016 programme

Over 800 authors, from household names to rising stars, come to Charlotte Square Gardens to take part in the Book Festival each August.

The 2017 Book Festival will take place from 12-28 August.

Full details of the programme, including authors, themes and events with BSL interpretation, will be announced here in June.

Request a brochure for the 2017 Festival.

In the meantime, you can enjoy Festival photographs, listen to or download free podcasts of event recordings and watch exclusive interviews and Festival highlights from past Book Festivals here on our website, on our YouTube channel and on itunes.