2016 Schools Programme Now Available

This year’s Baillie Gifford Schools Programme is bursting with wonderful writers, illustrators and performers from the UK and oversees, ready to inspire creativity and spark the imagination.

Booking opens on Thursday 28th April so download the pdf of the brochure or find it on our website and discover all of the great event on offer.

Find our more about how to book on our website and on page 39 of the brochure.

The printed brochure was mailed out on Thursday 14 April. If you haven’t received a copy and would like one, please send your name and postal address to mailinglist@edbookfest.co.uk and we’ll post one out to you.

Book discounts and transport fund – to make your visit more affordable.

We strive to make your visit to the Edinburgh International Book Festival as affordable as possible. Find out about the great schemes we have in place to do this through the links below.

£3 book voucher for every pupil.
25% discount for schools when you order in advance.
Baillie Gifford Transport Fund.

Career-long Professional Development

Every year we bring a range of experts to the Festival to take part in events tailored to the needs of professionals working in the field of education.

This year in our Career-long Professional Learning Programme  we consider inventive ways to encourage reluctant readers; learn how to stimulate with science; and get creative in the classroom with illustration mentoring and creative writing. We also ask why there is such a large attainment gap between schools in the most deprived areas and the least, and what we can do to close it.

See our website or page 5 of the brochure for more information.

Happy browsing – and we hop to see you in Charlotte Square Gardens in August!