Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018

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Sat 11 – Mon 27 Aug 2018, Charlotte Square Gardens

Each summer Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh is transformed into a tented village for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This three week celebration of the written word is the largest of its kind in the world and offers something for all ages and interests. Entry to the gardens is free. Here visitors can soak up the atmosphere, browse the bookshops, enjoy refreshments from the cafe or bar and choose from a programme of hundreds of events.

What’s On This Year?

This year’s theme is Freedom To Think. The ideas of free speech, freedom of movement, freedom of expression and freedom of identity will all be discussed the diverse and wide-ranging programme.

There’s a great variety of events on offer for visitors of all ages, featuring established authors and rising stars. Many are free to attend, including daily readings, signings, workshops and children’s activities.

The Children’s Programme includes over 200 events and book launches from a mix of international and home grown voices. An extraordinary showcase of contemporary writing for children and young people, considering the concept of freedom and exploring ideas through performances, picture books and storytelling.

Visit The Book Festival

The full programme for 2018 is now available on the Edinburgh International Book Festival website.