Welcome to Portsmouth BookFest

24 October – 9 November 2014


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.

2014 Programme Announced

We are pleased to announce details of the 2014 programme which you will find on the tabs along the top of this page.

Once again there are a wide variety of events to enjoy in the main Programme, the Partner Events and the School’s programme. Authors this year range from ¬†Alan Titchmarsh and Simon Scarrow in the preview events to best selling crime writer MC Beaton in the CSI Portsmouth line up. There are historical events, events with local writers, city wide Book Reads, events in Schools, poetry events and Gruffalo Tea Parties!!

Books will be on sale and at some events you can use your tickets to get discounts off books bought at the event for signing by the Author.

TICKETS GO ON SALE ON MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER. This year we have introduced on line ticketing via the link on this website as well as ticket sales through the telephone Box Office and city Libraries.