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Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival returns to Charlotte Square Gardens and George Street from 11 - 27 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 globe for one for the world's biggest celebrations of the written word.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018 Highlights

Edinburgh International Book Festival Inline

In the 2018 Programme, the Edinburgh International Book Festival calls upon its authors, participants and audiences to consider the importance of freedom in a world where democracy and capitalism, long the staples of western society, are being brought into question.

Free speech, freedom of movement, freedom of expression and freedom of identity will all be discussed in a diverse and wide-ranging programme of talks, debates, workshops and readings taking place in Charlotte Square Gardens and in George Street. Find out more about this year's programme on the Edinburgh International Book Festival website > 

Tickets 

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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