Meet your favourite authors. Discover astonishing books. Interactive storytelling fun for 0-12s.

What’s On

Featured event

Aardman Model-Making Workshops

13:00, 14:30 & 16:00 — for ages 6-99

Courtyard Gallery, The Core Theatre

Thanks to our Platinum Supporters

Don’t just take our word for it!

“We are new to the area with a profoundly deaf pre-school aged daughter. I was nothing short of overjoyed to see so many BSL interpreted and deaf-friendly events suitable for my child. This is a rarity.

The staff engaged beautifully with my daughter, who enjoyed the dance performance, but what really struck me was the amazing community feel at the festival. I didn’t know until we went this year that BookFest is worth clearing the diary for!”