The festival takes place in and around the beautiful city of Durham each October. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
Durham Book Festival: 10-18 October 2020
In the light of the current global pandemic, we’ve taken the decision to move the 2020 Durham Book Festival online. We believe that now, more than ever, books can play an important role in providing solace, a sense of connection and in helping us make sense of the world. We’re working hard to put together an interesting, uplifting and inspiring digital programme, with content for all ages. We will also be running our Big and Little Read programmes this year and are working with our partners on a distribution plan for these books. We’re lucky to have the support of Durham County Council, Durham University and Arts Council England in order to make this all happen.
Please keep an eye on this website and our social media feeds for more news later in the Summer and in the meantime, we hope you stay safe and well.