Welcome to Portsmouth BookFest

The 2021 Festival starts on Monday 15th February! The full programme of events will be announced in December. Tickets go on sale on Monday 11th January. Almost all of the events will be hosted on Zoom online so we have provided some notes for use at the link in the menu. We look forwards to seeing you there and celebrating 10 years of 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.