Our Baillie Gifford Schools Programme challenges young minds to question, imagine and wonder. Each year, the programme brings together well-established writers, illustrators and performers from every corner of the globe, along with some shining new talent. There are events for every year group, primary and secondary, and the programme is put together with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind.

The 2019 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme runs from 19-27 August 2019. All events take place in the tented Book Festival village in Charlotte Square Gardens and along the west end of George Street, right in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre.

You will be able to download a copy of the 2019 schools brochure here from late April 2019.

If you would like to receive a copy of the brochure in the post, please email mailinglist@edbookfest.co.uk with your name and full address.

We are committed to making books more affordable for pupils and schools. See our Visiting With Your School page for more information.

Baillie Gifford Gala Day for Primary Schools

Primary schools have the Book Festival all to themselves on Baillie Gifford Gala Day. Taking place on Tuesday 27 August 2019, it’s an extravaganza of world class writers, storytelling, illustration, music and magic.

Come and join in the fun in 2019 at the largest festival of books and authors for children in the world!


Full Events Listing 2019

You will be able to find full event listings here from late April 2019.