Visiting the Festival

Three smiling young people

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2024 will take place from 10-25 August at Edinburgh Futures Institute.

More information about our new home is coming soon.

Book Festival Bookshop

The on-site Festival Bookshop will be brought to you by Waterstones. It is open daily during the Book Festival and stocks titles by all our visiting authors plus an array of related contemporary literature and books from Scottish publishers.

Book signings

Most authors in our programme sign copies of their books immediately after their event. No need to book, simply turn up and join the queue. Details about where you can find our signing venue will be coming soon.

Cafes and bars

There will be a range of places to buy hot and cold drinks and food on site, including a licensed indoor café.

Children’s play area and baby change

The children's play area is a welcoming area on our site and provides a dedicated space where little people and their families and carers can play and relax. You can bring a packed lunch if you’d like. There will be toilets and baby change facilities on site too.

Find Us at Edinburgh Futures Institute