Books & Signings

Free Books for Pupils  

Every pupil attending the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme in person at the Book Festival this year will  receive a free title relating to the event they come and see. You will receive your group’s books when you arrive at our Schools Check-in onsite. 

Pupils attending the Baillie Gifford Schools Gala Day will also receive a free goody bag, making their visit extra memorable.  

25% off Books for Schools 

In addition to the Baillie Gifford Big Book Giveaway, we are offering 25% off any books ordered by schools through our independent online bookshop. 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. 

Book Signings 

All schools’ events will be followed by a book signing in our Signing Tent where authors are available to sign books and answer questions. Some are even willing to have their photographs taken – just ask! 

Pupils often cite this face-to-face moment as the most valuable part of their visit so do try to allow extra time for this opportunity. Pupils can also bring books from home to be signed (but authors cannot sign scraps of paper – or body parts!) 

There will also be a small selection of book for sale in our Signing Tent, and we encourage you to pay a visit to our beautiful bookshop, located in the former fire station, which has a wide range of books for children and adults. (Please not the Bookshop will not be open on Schools Gala Day, but there will be book sales and signings in the Signing Tent.)