Surrey’s largest literary festival returns for a 28th year with another star-studded line-up of speakers from bestselling authors and bright new talent, to top names from the world of entertainment, media and sport.

Now in its 28th year Guildford Book Festival will once again be a place to be informed, inspired, and entertained. 

This year we are excited to announce that the Festival will have a new venue:   a dedicated Marquee erected on Guildford Cricket Ground, next to the Pavilion, which will play host to many of the key speakers, and act as the Festival hub. 

With more than 50 speakers throughout the week this year’s Festival promises to be another feast for book lovers.

Tickets will go on sale from mid-August, to keep up to date on Festival events and news join our email mailing list. 

Alex Andrews & Jane Beaton, Co-Festival Directors


Pick a Day

Sun - Mon - Tue - Wed - Thu - Fri - Sat - Sun - Jodi Picoult

2017 Festival Sponsors