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.

Please note: due to the risks surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, including the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme, will not take place in August 2020. Read our full statement on our website: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/news/edinburgh-international-book-festival-2020-announcement