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.

Dates for 2016 Festival

The dates for Portsmouth BookFest are changing.

We have taken on board feedback and the Festival is moving to the Spring of 2016. The new dates are Monday 15th February to Sunday March 6th 2016.