This fabulous event although huge compared to its humble beginnings, still allows time for reflection in the peaceful surroundings of leafy Charlotte Square Gardens.

Saying that, there is a programme bursting to the seams with loads of readings and debates. With many well-known names from the world of literature, poets, comedians, comic book artists, historians, economists, sportsmen, environmentalists and respected thinkers joining the Festival, you will not be disappointed.

It is great to see the very popular Children's Programme is included again this year and let's face it, you are never too young to get hooked on books!

There are cafes offering hot and cold drinks, scrumptious cakes and snacks, plus a fully-licensed bar to keep you sustained throughout this brilliant event.

FREE entry to gardens

Programme events are bookable:

0845 3735888