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17 August 2017

Edinburgh International Book Festival: 12 to 28 August 2017

22 August 2017

The world's largest book festival takes place every August in Edinburgh and our members are always well represented with their books on sale in the festival bookshops and their authors taking part in events. 

EIBF hosts various events at other times of the year and also runs the Booked! programme which takes the Edinburgh International Book Festival on the road around Scotland, throughout the year, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

This year's festival runs from 12 to 28 August. The programme was launched on 13 June and booking opens on 20 June. For more details, see the EIBF website.


This year our Publishing Scotland event at EIBF is

Culture versus Commerce

Where: Garden Theatre, EIBF Charlotte Square

When: Tuesday 22 August 2017 from 17:45 to 18:45

Tickets: £12.00 [£10.00 concessions]. Book tickets from 20 June.

Balancing culture and commerce is more complicated than ever. Publishers face ever tougher questions and are being challenged on how to remain relevant and credible. Join us for an event hosted by Scottish publishers and their international counterparts for a dynamic and lively discussion on the state of the publishing industry today in the UK and abroad. Featuring the Publishing Scotland International Publishing Fellows of 2017.


The book tents

The adults' book tent features what is probably the biggest selection of our publisher members' books for sale that you will find anywhere. They are set out by publisher name.

There's also a great selection of members' books to buy in the children's tent. You'll find everything from board books for babies to fiction for young adult, along with reference and educational.