Learning lies at the heart of everything we do. We aim to foster a love of books, words and reading, and inspire people of all backgrounds and ages to explore new ideas and expand their horizons.

This is your place to find information on Edinburgh International Book Festival’s events for pupils, teachers and education professionals, along with information on the educational events at the heart of our public programme and details of our outreach work.


We’re thrilled to bring the Book Festival’s 2020 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme online for the first time ever! This year, we’ve brought together authors, illustrators, experts and performers from across the globe to ‘Keep the Conversation Going’ – and we want you front and centre.

We have curated a unique programme of 12 events to keep young minds active and inspired, which you can watch live and free on the Book Festival website and YouTube channel. Each event will be accompanied by learning resources and activities to help you get the most out of your Book Festival experience.