London's Leading Literary Festival

EVENTS WITH KING'S ARTS AT KCS, WIMBLEDON
THERESA MAY MP
REV. RICHARD COLES
VENKI RAMAKRISHNAN
'One of the UK's most important literary festivals' - Evening Standard
BOOKING OPENS SOON
AUTUMN FESTIVAL
17-31 OCT 2024
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BookFest 2024

Wimbledon BookFest’s main festival takes place 17-27 October in central Wimbledon venues – Wimbledon High School, Wimbledon Library and New Wimbledon Theatre.

Pop-up events also take place throughout the year, including our special Spring Events in March.

We are partnering in 2024 with both Kings’s Arts Festival (King’s College School, Wimbledon) and Polka Theatre.

NEWS: The former Prime Minister, Theresa May is confirmed to speak at King’s Arts Festival on Wed 25 June 2024 .
Tickets will be on sale in April. We expect high demand so Become a Friend for Priority booking.

 

COMING UP IN 2024
Wimbledon BookFest
17-27 Oct 2024

Spring Events for 2024

Schools Events

World Book Day Author Events –  now booking
25 & 26 March 2024

Every year more than 15,000 children from schools across south London take part in projects focused on literacy. School events for World Book Day include Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Katie and Kevin Tsang and official World Book Day authors Tọlá Okogwu and Louie Stowell. Events take place at New Wimbledon Theatre. click here.

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Your support is more important than ever!

Wimbledon BookFest is a charity and we need your support. Any donation helps us continue our work and be here for the community and bring you brilliant events for 2024!

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Festival 2023

Explore ten days of brilliant events from Festival 2023 below. You can also download a copy of last year’s programme here

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Merton Big Read

Last year we launched the Merton Big Read – a community-wide reading scheme – in conjunction with Merton Libraries. Our 2023 Big Read was The Last White Man, by the acclamied author Mohsin Hamid.

This year’s Festival Big Read will be announced on World Book Night – 23 April 2024.

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Book Cover of The LAst White Man by Mohsin Hamid

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Trust is a free award-winning magazine from Baillie Gifford – one of our generous sponsors.  Published twice a year, Trust offers an insight into our investment trusts, and features interviews with fund managers and celebrated authors.

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