Edinburgh International Book Festival
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. The "biggest festival of the written word in the world" brings writers, poets, thinkers, politicians, photographers and artists from 40 different countries to debate, discuss, argue and inspire.
The Edinburgh Book Festival releases its 2013 programme in June.
Access to the venue is free, with paid special events. On a sunny day, the tented village is a good place to stop for a coffee and settle in for a read.
- Five innovations at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2010 Debut director Nick Barley on what's different this year.
- Why a Book Festival? Festival director Catherine Lockerbie on why book festivals have grown in popularity.
- Edinburgh Book Festival 2008 Highlights Festival director Catherine Lockerbie talks to EG about some of the authors attending.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 29 June at 8.30am: on-line, by phone on 0845 373 5888 or in person on Friday 29 June only at the Roxburghe Hotel, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, and from Saturday 30 June to Thursday 9 August, Mon to Sat, 10.00am to 5.00pm (Friday 10 August 10.00am to 2.00pm) at The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh then at the Box Office in Charlotte Square Gardens from Saturday 11 August.