Edinburgh International Book Festival 2023

12 Aug 2023 - 28 Aug 2023
Last updated: 10 Jan 2023
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The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a distinctive international showcase celebrating the written word, literature and ideas - in the world's first UNESCO City of Literature. It brings leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public events.

From its humble beginning in 1983, the Edinburgh International Book Festival now stages hundreds of events every August, attracting around thousands of visits, making it one of the world's greatest public celebrations of the written word. Discussion, performance and interactive events have become prominent features of the Festival, complementing the more traditional interview-style conversations and readings, and contributing to the Book Festival’s reputation as a powerful forum for the public to exchange views with writers and experts on a wide range of issues: social, ethical and political as well as literary and cultural.

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Practical info

Pricerange per day
10 to 25 euro
Snack bar , Veggie/vegan , Gluten-lactose free
Main target group
Under 12 y/o , 12 - 16 y/o , 16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o
Directions & transport
City center
Average attendence per day
Above 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Literature , Theater
Support for disabled people