Summer Derby Book Festival

By Visit Derby

Created February 1, 2024

Last updated May 20, 2024

The Derby Book Festival look forward to welcoming you back for their Summer edition between 30 May - 5 June 2024.

The festival will bring you a choice of 34 Festival events including their Takeover Day at Derby College, Writing Workshops and FREE CivicLab events, plus children’s activities, including a special family day with Down to Earth Derby in Bold Lane: Bookworms: The Kids Takeover Day at Electric Daisy. They are also teaming up with Art in the Park in Markeaton Park to offer some children’s workshops and there'll also be events at Waterstones and QUAD.  Most of the children’s events are FREE.

Recorded events and Digital Pass 

This year the festival are offering recordings of 14 events across the Festival.  They will not be able to offer live streams. You can buy a Digital Pass for £35 or individual recordings of events, which are (generally) 50% of the in person ticket price. 

To find out more please visit the Derby Book Festival website

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