City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh International Book Festival


By edg - Posted on 03 May 2016

Book Festival in Charlotte Square
Event details
Time: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 (All day) - Monday, August 27, 2018 (All day)
Telephone (info): 
0131 718 5666
Telephone (box office): 
0345 373 5888

The temporary, tented village at Charlotte Square's Georgian garden, in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, is the venue for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Launched in 1983, the "biggest festival of the written word in the world" brings 900 or so writers, poets, thinkers, politicians, photographers and artists from 55 countries to debate, discuss, argue and inspire. The book fest includes a major programme of children's book events.

Access to the venue is free, with hundreds of paid literary events. On a sunny day, the tented village is a good place to stop for a coffee and settle in for a read.

EIBF 2018 Tickets

Buy tickets online, by phone on 0345 373 5888 or at The Hub, Castlehill til 3rd August. From Sat 4 Aug, buy on George Street
daily (10.00-17.30).

Once the Book Festival has started you can also buy at the Entrance Tent at Charlotte Square Gardens.

Tickets range in price from free to £15 for adult events and free to £8 for kids' events.