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Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival returns to its home in Charlotte Square Gardens from 12 - 28 August with events for both adults and children. 

The festival will welcome the most renowned writers, poets, illustrators, politicians, journalists, historians, scientists, philosophers and playwrights from all over the world for one for the world's biggest celebrations of the written word.

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Edinburgh Book Festival 2017 Highlights

The Edinburgh International Book Festival programme launch will be on the 13 June. In the meantime, get more information from Edinburgh International Book Festival's website


While the majority of the Book Festival's events are ticketed, entry into the Charlotte Square Gardens is free and open to everyone, if you simply want to relax and soak up the atmosphere or browse in the Festival's bookshops. 

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