Welcome to Portsmouth BookFest

The 2020 Festival starts on Monday 17th February! See the 2020 programme link for the full range of events. Tickets go on sale on Monday 6th January. We look forwards 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.