Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season and return in August 2021.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

About Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh College of Art 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh Old Town EH3 9DF
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We’re staging a hybrid Book Festival in 2021 – a fabulous online programme of over 250 events for adults and children, streamed live on the website. Alongside, we will welcome in-person audiences for a wide range of the events in the programme, which you can book here on the website. This year’s Book Festival will take place from Saturday 14 to Monday 30 August at our new Festival home: the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh College of Art.

The lovely, accessible buildings and grassy outdoor areas that make up the Edinburgh College of Art, reside on Lauriston Place in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. With magnificent views of Edinburgh Castle, it is just a short stroll from the Grassmarket, with excellent transport links to the rest of the city.


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