Explore Britain's best literary festivals
Bookworms rejoice; Britain is home to a myriad of top-class literary festivals taking place at some of the finest historical locations. Meet your favourite writers, enjoy expert discussions and hear live readings at one of these landmark literary events taking place throughout the year.
From readings in the shadow of historical buildings to city centre pop-up shows, Britain’s literary calendar has something for every taste. You’ll find plenty of immersive experiences dotted across the country too, from the homes of writing greats to exhibitions dedicated to their work.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Welcoming around 900 authors to a specially created tented village in the centre of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Book Festival includes more than 800 events for you to enjoy.
London Literature Festival
The London Literary Festival takes place on London’s South Bank Centre and brings together writers, journalists and creative thinkers for 11 days of readings, talks, poetry and performance.