In 2020, the Belfast Book Festival will be celebrating it's 10th year and promises to bring an incredible programme of events to this great city!  

Our festival is more than just a literary celebration; it is a feast of arts activity encompassing music, theatre, film comedy and much more. We Blend together A Whole Host of Events To create a truly exciting programme for all ages and book tastes.   


This festival is for everyone. For the regular literary festival-goer or those who simply wish to broaden their knowledge of the local arts scene and the tremendous diversity, let along value for money, the Festival offers.

Festival-goers are be treated to the best international and local talent at The Crescent and partner venues across the city. If you have never been to the Festival before, make 2020 your first visit... you won't be disappointment!  

 Our festival is more than just a literary celebration.

With over 80 diverse events taking place in venues across the city, we are delighted to have assembled a great line-up for our 9th Belfast Book Festival.

This years festival has been designed with all in mind and will welcome both celebrated international authors and poets, as well as showcasing the wealth of local talent that defines our thriving literary community.

Books matter, authors matter and words matter. They must be cherished and championed. This is the ethos with which we have proudly programmed this year’s Belfast Book Festival.

Our theme this year is ‘Where do you like to read’ and we’d love you to share your favourite places to enjoy a book. Join the conversation using the hashtags #belfastbook and #Wheredoyouliketoread

A huge thank you to our funders, sponsors, partners, staff and of course you, our festival goers for your kind support - we can only do what we do, because of you.

Charlotte Jess, Chair, The Crescent Arts Centre, 2019 

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