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12th – 22nd October 2023
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Wimbledon BookFest 2023

This year our 10 day autumn festival will take place in central Wimbledon as we rebuild a festival for the future. Sharing and telling stories that help shape the world.

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3 Venues
Wimbledon High School
Wimbledon Library
New Wimbledon Theatre
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2023 Programme Now Available

Copies are being posted out to our Friends and customers, and are also available to pick up from:

Wimbledon & Merton libraries, Waterstones Wimbledon and Wimbledon Books in Wimbledon Village.

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Schools Events

Every year more than 10,000 children from schools across south London attend events or take part in projects focused on literacy and run by Wimbledon BookFest. School events this autumn include David Walliams, Cressida Cowell, George the Poet, Nikita Gil, SF Said and Katherine Rundell. For the full line-up click here.

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Merton Big Read 2023

This year we’re running our first Merton Big Read with Merton libraries. We want as many people to read Mohsin Hamid’s engaging story The Last White Man.  Borrow the book and register as a reader for a chance to win £100! Mohsin will be Zooming in from Pakistan for a live event at Wimbledon BookFest on Sat 21 October as part of our new partnership with Lahore Literary Festival. Partnered events include Osman Yousefzada, Aasmah Mir, Nandini Das and Ravinder Bhogal. Watch this space.

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Our Sponsors

Trust Magazine

Trust is a free award-winning magazine that is published twice a year. It offers an insight into our investment trusts, and features interviews with fund managers and celebrated authors. It is one of our generous sponsors.

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