OUR NEXT FESTIVAL

13-16 June 2024

HARMONY GARDEN • MELROSE
SCOTTISH BORDERS

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

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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.

Walter Scott Prize
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Shortlist Walter Scott Prize 2024

Family Fun

Sat 15 & Sun 16 June

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

Donations

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

Statement from the directors of the Borders Book Festival

The directors have announced that after 2024 the Borders Book Festival will no longer be sponsored by Baillie Gifford, following protests around their sponsorship of this and other book festivals...

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