Welcome to Portsmouth BookFest

10 Years of Portsmouth BookFest!

The 2021 Festival kicks off on Monday 15th February. An impressive programme of events will run from 15 February – 7 March. Tickets now on sale. Almost all of the events will be hosted on Zoom online.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About The Festival:

Portsmouth has a strong literary heritage including Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and HG Wells and Portsmouth BookFest continues that tradition, attracting diverse audiences to exciting events featuring popular and accessible authors.

Portsmouth BookFest is jointly organised by Portsmouth City Library Service and The Hayling Island Bookshop. There is an associated schools programme organised by Portsmouth School Library Service.