The Book Festival’s indepdendent online bookshop is your place to find all of the exciting titles from our programmes.

Making books more affordable for pupils and schools

Pupils will get so much more from their Book Festival experience if they are able to read the relevant books beforehand. To make this easier for schools to achieve, we have a number of exciting discounts and giveaways on offer.

Baillie Gifford Big Book Giveaway – FREE Books for Pupils!

Thanks to Lead Sponsor Baillie Gifford, we’ve got LOTS of free books to give to schools taking part in this year’s Festival. We’re offering all pupils attending the Book Festival in-person this August a free book related to the event they come and see, while schools tuning into events online can enter our competition to win a book bundle for their library.

25% off books for schools

This year we are offering 25% off books ordered by schools. Visit the specially created Schools page at to browse books in the programme and receive 25% off all orders placed. The offer applies to all books featured in the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme and the Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme and is valid until 30 September 2022. To claim your discount simply enter the coupon code SC25BG22V at the checkout.

Terms and conditions:

  • Offer applies to UK schools only.
  • £2.95 P&P will be applied to each order placed.
  • The offer is subject to availability and the Edinburgh International Book Festival reserves the right to alter or remove products at any time.

Our bookshops are independent and every penny of profit from booksales goes straight back towards the maintenance and development of the Book Festival. We want every school pupil to love books as much as we do, with special discounts and offers, why not have a browse and discover a new favourite read!