Booking for the 2019 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme opens on Monday 29 April.

All information below relates to bookings for school groups only. For details about how to book for Career-long Professional Learning events, visit our CLPL page.

To Make a Booking

Step 1:

Choose the event you would like to attend. Also choose two alternative events in case your first choice is unavailable. If you have any questions about programme content or suitability please contact our Schools Booking Co-ordinator at

Step 2:


Alternatively, fill in the form on page 41 of the brochure (photocopy as necessary).

Step 3:

If applicable, fill in the Baillie Gifford Transport Fund application section on the booking form online or on page 41 of the brochure.

Step 4:

If not booking online, either scan and email your form to or post it to:

Edinburgh International Book Festival
PO Box 23835

Please note: we do not have a fax machine.

Our Booking Policy and Procedure

Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. You will be notified within 14 days if your booking has been successful. If your requested event is available, we will email you with a Booking Confirmation along with some information to help you begin preparing for your visit. If your requested events are full, we will contact you to discuss alternative options and our waiting list procedure.

If you need to amend or cancel your reservation, you must do so by Thursday 6 June. After that we will invoice the school for the total value of tickets booked. Additional tickets may be booked and invoiced separately, subject to availability. Where numbers are reduced the total amount of the original invoice will remain due.