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 12, 2017 (All day) - Monday, August 28, 2017 (All day)
Telephone (info): 
0131 718 5666
Telephone (box office): 
0845 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 2017 Tickets

Tickets on sale from Tuesday 20 June at 8.30am: on-line, by phone on 0845 373 5888 or in person on Tuesday 20 June only at the EICC, Edinburgh, and thereafter will move to The Hub, Castlehill (21 June - 12 August) and EIBF, Charlotte Square Gardens (12 – 28 August).