Top Ten Tuesday: Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to

Hi all my Bookworms!

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

How are you all?

When I saw what Jana had got planned for us today I panicked. There are exactly two festivals I knew of before I started researching for this post. YALC and Hay Festival.

I’ve now heard of so many they are hard to keep straight in my head.

I’m only going to list five today, the five that are most appealing to me, but I am also leaving a link to all of this year’s festivals which is being updated through out the year.

But before I do all that lets talk about Top Ten Tuesday. TTT is a weekly bookmeme that is going ten years strong that was originally created by The Broke and The Bookish in 2010 and switched to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018.  And each week we are given a different topic.

I’m leaving links to the wikipedia page where I can so that you can find out more about their history and orgins.

Hay Festival

Location: Hay-on-Wye

Website | Wikipedia

Hay-on-Wye is a market town on the Wales-England border with over 20 bookshops (bookworm paradise, no?) and has been holding this festival since 1988. It takes place in May and went digital this year.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Location: Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Website | Wikipedia

Edinburgh festival takes place in the last three weeks of August every year and this year it is going digital and there is still time to book tickets to get involved. It begin 1983 as initially a biannual event and then in 1997 it became an annual event and it is billed as ‘the biggest event of it’s kind in the world’.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Location: Cheltenham

Website | Wikipedia

Cheltenham is literary festival that takes place every year in October. It is the oldest festival of it’s kind in the UK and has been going since 1949 and turned 70 last year. It is part of the Cheltenham festivals which take place through out the year and include Jazz, Music and Science.


Location: London


What festival list would be complete without YALC? I had every intention of going to YALC this year (it would be my first year). I had everything planned I was ready to buy tickets I had even been looking at hotels and everything but you all know what happened. I can’t wait for next year. This year is the 7th year of YALC and it was started by Malorie Blackman in 2014 when she was Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2013-2015.

Brooklyn Book Festival

Location: Brooklyn

Website | Wikipedia

I had to include an international festival on here because no list would be complete without one. This festival is completely free and events are first come first served. It takes place in October and the event planners are still hoping to go ahead with it but only time will tell.

I shall leave me list here but I do recommend that you check out this list to find more festivals

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