Welcome to Portsmouth BookFest

10 Years of Portsmouth BookFest!

The 2021 Festival ended on 7th March with yearly favourite event Around the world in 10 books. Thank you to all of the authors, speakers and audiences who attended events on Zoom this year. We look forwards to welcoming audiences back in 2022.

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.