Dates for your Diary Book & Literary Festivals (Worldwide)



July Literary & Book Festivals


UK & Ireland

Africa Writes – Festival of African Literature -30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017 , 2017

BeaconLit – The Beacon Villages festival of books and writing -8th July, 2017

Beyond the Border – Wales International Storytelling Festival – Biennial. 6-8 July2018

Bradford Literature Festival-30th June -9th July 2017

Brentford Children’s Literary Festival – 22-30 July, 2017. Essex

Buckingham Literary Festival – June 30th- July 2nd 2017

Buxton Festival, Derbyshire -7-23 July, 2017

Caerleon Festival – Literature on the Lawn – South Wales. July 8th, 2017

Chichester Fesitval – 17 June – 16 July, 2017

Cirencester Book Week – 25th July -30th July, 2016 (previously called Cirencester Children’s Literary Festival

Curious Arts Festival (Arts festival with a literary stream) – 21-23 July 2017

Dartington Hall Way with Words Festival – 7- 17 July 2017

Evesham Festival of Words – Worcestershire – June 30th-Sunday 2nd July, 2017

Felixstowe Book Festival -1st-2nd July, 2017

Words @ Frome Festival – Frome Festival July 7-16th, 2017.

Hebden Bridge Festival – 23 June-2 July, 2017

John Hewitt International Summer School – Monday 24th July to Sat 29th July, 2017

Lewes Speakers Festival – 21st, 22nd and 23rd July 2017

John Clare Festival – 14 – 16 July, 2017

Latitude Festival – July 13th -16th, 2017

Ledbury Poetry Festival – 30th June- 9 July, 2017

Manchester Childrens Book Festival – 13th June – 15th July, 2017. Most events in 2017 focused on weekend of 23rd-24th June.

Penzance Literary Festival -July 5-8, 2017

Port Eliot Lit Fest, Cornwall – 27th-30th July, 2017

Theakston Old Peculier Harrogate Crime Writing Festival – 20-23 July, 2017

TS Eliot Festival – 9th July, 2017

West Cork Literary Festival -July 17- 23, 2016


 Literary festivals Africa

Event: Kaduna Book & Arts Festival
Venue: Gusau Institute, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Dates: July 5-8

Event: South African Book Fair
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa
Dates: To be confirmed.

Event: Hargeysa International Book Fair 2017
Venue: Hargeysa, Somaliland
Dates: 22nd – 27th July

Book Fairs Worldwide

Hong Kong Book Fair, China
19 – 25 July

Paraty International Literary Festival (FLIP), Brazil
26 – 30 July

New York

Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair (BABZ)

July 2017 — TBA


Allentown Summer Book & Paper Show

July 2017 — TBA


Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair

Saturday-Sunday, July 22-23


Detroit Book Festival

Sunday, July 16


Pulpfest 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, July 27 (“Early Bird” members only)
Friday -Sunday, July 28-30


San Marino Summer Postcard & Paper Collectibles Fair

Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30


The Soulful Chicago Book Fair – Chicago, Illinois

Website: The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017


Harlem Book Fair – Harlem, New York

Website: Harlem Book Fair
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017


The Atlanta Kick Back – College Park, Georgia

Website: The Atlanta Kick Back
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017


National Book Club Conference – Atlanta, Georgia

Website: National Book Club Conference
Dates: Friday, July 28, 2017 to Sunday, July 30, 2017








13-16 Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Book Fair (NSW)
The BIG one!
Wahroonga – Thurs 13 July and Fri 14 July (9am- 9pm).
Sat 15 Jul and Sun 16 Jul (9am-5pm)
Knox Grammar School
Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
Over 90,000 books including new books displayed each day.

28-30 The Rotary Club of Galston Giant Book Fair (NSW)
over 55,000 books and the biggest range of collectible books
(majority being first editions) in various categories.
Some collectables are signed by the author and most are in excellent condition.
There is a large range of new books in a wide range of categories at special prices,
quality paper back and hard back fiction, nonfiction, biography and other categories.
28th July until 30th July, 2017 from 9am until 5pm
More information: Call Kathryn Dickinson on 0410 530 691

Rotary Club of Beecroft Annual Bookfair. 10,000 books. Website:
Date: Saturday July xx to Sunday July xx (9AM to 4PM?).
Location: Beecroft-Cheltenham Scout & Guide Hall, next to Tennis Courts, The Crescent, Beecroft.


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