Portobello Book Festival 2022 – information about programmes and tickets

We are delighted that Portobello Book Festival will be taking place from Thursday 29th September until Sunday 2nd October, with events at Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue, Jameson Gate on Portobello High Street, The Portobello Bookshop on the High Street and a walking tour around Portobello. All events are in-person this year.

Programmes will be available from 3rd September from Portobello Library, The Portobello Bookshop and various local businesses. Some will also be handed out at The Portobello Market on 3rd September.

Look out over the weekend for full details of all the events, featuring local writers and readers and internationally renowned authors. As always, we feel there is a great mix of books featured and that there is something for everyone.

Tickets for all events can only be collected from Portobello Library in person in advance and will be available from Monday 12th September. When collecting tickets, you are restricted to four per event per person. Library opening hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-5pm.

Entry to events is free to all, although we are always very grateful for donations to cover expenses. We are also very grateful to all our participants who give their time freely.

We are delighted that our local independent bookshop, The Portobello Bookshop, will be running a bookstall in the library over the weekend carrying books by all our participating authors will be available.

If you want to buy or order books in advance of the festival, you will find the bookshop at 46 Portobello High Street. Opening hours are 10am – 6pm, seven days a week. You can order books in person or by phone or online either to Click and Collect or for delivery. The phone number is 0131 629 6756.

All Covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland but, as you will know, the virus has not gone away. If you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms or have a high temperature, please do not attend any events. Although it’s no longer required, please free to wear a face covering if you would like to. In the unlikely event that there are any updates to Covid regulations which mean we need to change or cancel any events, details will be posted on the website and our social media. We’re on Facebook (Portobello Book Festival) and Twitter (@portybookfest).

We hope you enjoy the 2022 Portobello Book Festival!

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