13-16 June 2024


Join us for four amazing days of talks, comedy, live music, food & drink, and much more...


Join us this June – tickets now on sale!

More than 100 events for all ages, plus festival bookshop, food and drink village… and entry to the festival site is FREE!

The Walter Scott Prize
for Historical Fiction

Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world. This year’s winner will be announced live on stage at the festival on Thursday 13th June.

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Shortlist Walter Scott Prize 2024

Family Fun

Sat 15 & Sun 16 June

Join us for a fun-filled weekend. The Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme is packed with fun-filled events for all ages. We’re looking forward to an unforgettable weekend!


Help keep Borders Book Festival alive!

As a charity, Borders Book Festival relies on the generous help of our supporters. This is even more important when public funding for the arts is increasingly under threat.

Please help us to continue to deliver the festival in future years by making a donation, however big or small.

Thank You Donations 2024

Love Non-fiction?

Baillie Gifford is a long-term supporter of the festival and other literary events around the UK.

Trust magazine is full of insightful articles exploring the ideas transforming how we live and work.

Find out about the sources of disruption in our fast-changing world from features about pioneering companies and conversations with visionary authors. You can also access regular book-related giveaways and hear from the winners of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.

Available to read online.

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