Welcome to Portsmouth BookFest


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.

2017 Programme

The BookFest 2017 programme has been announced! Please see the 2017 programme link for more information.


Dates for 2017 Festival

Portsmouth BookFest 2017 runs from Monday 13th February to Sunday 5th March. Tickets can be purchased in January 2017.