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

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Popular Events

War Horse
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Margaret Saves Scotland
Traverse Theatre presents: Margaret Saves Scotland, written by Val McDermid, as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór feature.
The Band
Brand new British musical, The Band, featuring the songs of Take That comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2018.
Year Zero
Immerse Productions are inviting people to take part in their first theatrical attraction, “Year Zero” at The Biscuit Factory from 12th-16th June.
Fat Friends
The hit TV show Fat Friends, from Kay Mellor, is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical at the Playhouse.

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