Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

About Edinburgh International Book Festival

5A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh New Town EH2 4DR
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Set in a specially created tented village in Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Book Festival offers something for just about every age and every interest, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion.

We welcome more than 800 authors in over 700 events each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Upcoming Events at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Music Matters

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Music Matters

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Music Matters - In this series of events we welcome musicians who have put down their instrument and picked up a pen to record the pleasure and pain of their experiences.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This year we have lined up events featuring hip hop, opera, music and more, plus special performances.
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style, with authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Muriel Spark 100

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Muriel Spark 100

11th August 2018 - 24th August 2018
In Muriel Spark's centenary year an array of writers gather to remind us of the power of her work.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

11th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
From freedom of speech to freedom of movement, free trade to the free internet, ideas about the meaning of freedom are the focus of many discussions this year.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This series of events looks at the precarious pact between people and planet Earth and how it’s time to act while the future of the planet is still in our hands.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Check out the events at Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women, the militants and mavericks from 1918-2018.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Politics for Change

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Politics for Change

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Book Festival is a place where politicians and audiences can share ideas about how to improve society, the economy and culture.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Mind and Body

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Mind and Body

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
In this strand authors explore the complex functionality of the brain, the mysterious workings of the body’s mighty immune system and navigate the connections between physical and mental health.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Scottish Ideas

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Scottish Ideas

12th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
This series of events explores the innovations, history and ideas which make this country such a fount of intellectual curiosity.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Unbound

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Unbound

12th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Grab a drink from the bar and settle in for some lively literary cabaret featuring well-known talent and newcomers in the world of entertainment.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Sport and Society

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Sport and Society

13th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
In this series of events, authors and sports people talk about some of the issues, both financial and personal, surrounding sport.
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F

14th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival has been working with youngsters aged 8-14 who live in and around Craigmillar, Edinburgh and in Codename F the group explores a range of topics.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Sea Around Us

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Sea Around Us

22nd August 2018 - 24th August 2018
In this series of keynote interviews, Tania Kovats explores the complex relationship between the oceans and the humans who exploit them.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

25th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is thrilled to welcome back Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi, this time as Illustrator in Residence.

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