The next  Festival will take place 1st to 3rd October 2021.

Portobello Book Festival was started by a group of local people who are interested in books and wanted to share their enthusiasm. It takes place each year over the first full weekend in October.

Our festival is based on the principle that everything is free and nobody is paid. That has been possible, partly, because of our fruitful collaboration with the local library, where many of the events are held. Events usually take place in various venues, and we try to make sure there is something for everyone.

If you have ideas or would like to be involved in organising the festival next year, please leave your name at the Library or email: portobellobookfestival@gmail.com

Organising Team

Joanne Baird

Louise Kelly

Christine Hoy

Paul Hudson

Bill Jameson

Pam MacDiarmid

Ian Martin

Peter Ross

Mae Shaw