At the same time as the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival was attracting thousands of people to its home in Charlotte Square Gardens, we took the buzz of the August Festival to three new locations – Galashiels in the Borders, Greenock in Inverclyde, and Aberdeen – as part of the Book Festival’s Booked! year-round programme of events.
Working with local libraries, councils and arts venues in each area, we were able to bring books to life for thousands of school children, community groups and members of the public through events with both local and international authors and artists.
August Booked! Festivals are set to be repeated in 2017. Locations are yet to be announced so watch this space for more news.
Watch a quick round-up of 2016’s August Booked! Festivals in the video above. For more information about Booked! visit our Booked! blog: booked.edbookfest.co.uk
Thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who support the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s year-round Booked! programme.