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Book Fairs and Literary Festivals in the United Kingdom

Abergavenny Writing Festival
Readings, talks, workshops, and writing activities for all at the Abergavenny Writing Festival. The aim of the event is to get people together to...
Starts: 2022-04-07   [Read More]

Aye Write
Aye Write is Glasgow's annual book festival, bringing writers and speakers from across Britain and beyond to the heart of Scotland's la...
Starts: 2021-05-14   [Read More]

Berwick Literary Festival
Berwick Literary Festival – The Friendly Festival in a Walled Town is a celebration of words, written spoken and performed which takes place in...
Starts: 2022-10-13   [Read More]

Birmingham Literature Festival
The annual event is a project run by Writing West Midlands, the literature development agency for the region, and is an Arts Council England Nati...
Starts: 2022-10-06   [Read More]

Bloody Scotland
Priding ourselves as the literary festival where you can let down your hair and enjoy a drink at the bar with your favourite crime writer, we str...
Starts: 2022-09-15   [Read More]

Boston Book Festival
We have a full schedule of events ranging from poetry to chicklit, from children’s books to historical fiction, and everything in between. Ther...
Boston, Lincolnshire
Starts: 2021-09-17   [Read More]

Bridport Literary Festival
This vibrant annual festival brings a variety of authors to different venues in and around Bridport. Perfect for all book lovers, the festival ha...
Starts: 2022-11-06   [Read More]

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, set up in 2008, is now one of the leading cultural events in Devon and the South West. Set on the stunn...
East Devon
Starts: 2022-09-14   [Read More]

Burnham-On-Sea Book Festival
Expect talks, workshops and readings across several genres, including crime, historical, young adult, children’s, literary and non-fiction. Ev...
Starts: 2022-04-22   [Read More]

Buxton Festival
Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK's leading arts festivals, Buxton Festival is a summer celebration of the very best ope...
Buxton, Derbyshire
Starts: 2022-07-07   [Read More]

Cambridge Literary Festival
Cambridge Literary Festival (CLF) began as Cambridge Wordfest in 2003, when we had our first annual Spring Festival. We began hosting Winter Fest...
Starts: 2022-04-21   [Read More]

Capital Crime
Our fresh and innovative festival programme features leading crime and thriller creatives. Capital Crime welcomes some of the world’s favourite...
Starts: 2022-09-29   [Read More]

Cheltenham Literature Festival
Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s first literature festival, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting...
Starts: 2022-10-07   [Read More]

Chiswick Book Festival
The Chiswick Book Festival brings together top authors and their readers for a week of history, poetry, biography, creative writing, fiction, thr...
Starts: 2022-09-07   [Read More]

Cliveden Literary Festival
Established in 2017, the Festival has featured a stellar international cast of novelists, historians, screenwriters, film directors, actors, spie...
Starts: 2021-10-23   [Read More]

Crickhowell Literary Festival
This annual festival features five days of readings, book launches, workshops and other literary events....
Crickhowell, Powys
Starts: 2021-10-13   [Read More]

CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. Drawing top crime novelists, re...
Starts: 2022-05-12   [Read More]

Cymera Festival
Cymera is Scotland's festival of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing....
Starts: 2022-06-03   [Read More]

Deptford Literature Festival
Celebrating the diversity and creativity of Deptford and Lewisham through words, stories and performance, the Festival features a host of talente...
Starts: 2022-03-19   [Read More]

Granite Noir
Granite Noir is inspired by the incredible popularity of crime fiction in all its forms, by the fantastic contribution that Scottish writers make...
Starts: 2022-02-24   [Read More]

Hay Festival of Literature & Arts
The Hay Festival, founded in 1988, offers a fortnight of live and online conversations, debates and performances, and an inspiring, free Programm...
Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Starts: 2022-05-26   [Read More]

Henley Literary Festival
Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK’s biggest book festivals. The 2019 festival was our biggest yet with 170 events for ad...
Starts: 2022-10-01   [Read More]

Hertford Club Literary Festival
The Hertford Club Literary Festival draws authors and speakers from across the country. Covering a wide range of topics throughout the event, it...
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Starts: 2021-07-02   [Read More]

Hexham Book Festival
Hexham Book Festival is a Not For Profit CIC and delivers an annual festival that takes place in and around Hexham in April/May each year. It has...
Starts: 2022-06-10   [Read More]

Jewish Book Week
Jewish Book Week is a literary festival in London, held annually in February and March, that explores Jewish literature, ideas and culture. The f...
Starts: 2022-02-26   [Read More]

Llandeilo Lit Fest
Literature Festival in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, held every last weekend in April since 2017....
Starts: 2022-04-23   [Read More]

London Book Fair
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and ...
Starts: 2022-04-05   [Read More]

Montgomeryshire Literary Festival
The Montgomeryshire Literary Festival celebrates writing in Wales and the Welsh borders, with an annual festival circulating through key location...
Montgomery, Powys
Starts: 2022-06-10   [Read More]

Ness Book Fest
Inverness-based book festival that features emerging voices as well as big names in a free programme of events....
Starts: 2022-10-06   [Read More]

Newark Book Festival
Newark Book Festival (previously Books in the Castle) is a literature festival that features and celebrates a range of authors and book events fr...
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Starts: 2022-07-07   [Read More]

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival
Noirwich is about the reading and the writing of crime fiction. We explore how the genre works and where it is going, thanks to our unique connec...
Starts: 2022-09-15   [Read More]

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival
The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, picked by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the UK’s Best Literary Festivals, has become the hot ticket o...
North Yorkshire
Starts: 2021-10-21   [Read More]

Rostrevor Literary Festival
Rostrevor Literary Festival is a free event bringing together a diverse range or writers and poets in a special programme....
Rostrevor, Co Down
Starts: 2021-11-27   [Read More]

Rye Arts Festival
Rye’s principal annual arts event, taking place over the weekends and last two weeks in September. It has developed over the past 50 years into...
Rye, East Sussex
Starts: 2022-09-16   [Read More]

StAnza Poetry Festival
StAnza is Scotland’s annual international poetry festival, bringing poetry in all its forms and many languages to Scottish audiences and worldw...
St Andrews
Starts: 2022-03-07   [Read More]

Stroud Book Festival
Stroud Book Festival celebrates all things books. Headed up by a team of local authors, literary and cultural professionals, and with Ian McEwan ...
Starts: 2021-11-03   [Read More]

The Working Class Writers Festival
The Working-Class Writers Festival will enhance, encourage and increase representation of working class writers across the country, whilst connec...
Starts: 2021-10-21   [Read More]

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival
The world class, award winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 15th year, celebrates the very best in crime fiction at ...
Starts: 2022-07-21   [Read More]

Tidelines Book Festival
Tidelines Book Festival aims to cater for all age groups and many different interests, including fiction and non-fiction. In parallel with the fe...
Irvine, Ayreshire
Starts: 2021-09-24   [Read More]

Tottenham Literature Festival
The Tottenham Literature Festival is a bold new event aimed at celebrating Black writers and distinctive children’s literature and it’s takin...
Starts: 2021-11-29   [Read More]

UEA Literary Festival
The University of East Anglia's first literary festival took place in 1991 and over the last twenty two years we have welcomed a host of award-wi...
Starts: 2021-10-06   [Read More]

Ullapool Book Festival
The first Ullapool Book Festival was held in May 2005. It was founded by a group of literary enthusiasts in Ullapool Entertainments, the local vo...
Starts: 2022-05-06   [Read More]

Wigtown Book Festival
Each autumn, the Wigtown Book Festival welcomes a whole host of visitors over the course of its 10 day book festival. Since the first Wigtown Boo...
Starts: 2022-09-23   [Read More]

Winter Tales Book Festival
Join us to hear an array of top speakers and writers from the UK and beyond as we explore the relationship between belief and fiction, religion a...
Starts: 2021-12-03   [Read More]