Welcome

We are a literature festival situated in the historic market town of Newark-On-Trent in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Newark Book Festival celebrates and showcases the world of books through an exciting, engaging programme from author events to panels, crime fiction, contemporary, literary fiction and a children’s programme.

Taking place in beautiful venues across the town, the festival will fire your imaginations, challenge and inspire you and present the very best in literature and the arts..

If you would like to be kept up to date, sign up to become a Festival Friend, a stallholder or a volunteer drop us an email: hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk or use our contact form.

To discover more about Newark and to book accommodation for your visit to the Festival, please visit www.visitnewark.co.uk

Want to learn about our story? Read our Synopsis here.

Dates for your diaries

  • Chapter 4 – 21st January 2021 – School’s programme
  • Chapter 5 – 27th February 2021 – The Imaginarium Children’s Day

The Festival Bookseller

Books are available for order and sale from our Festival bookseller, The Bookcase in Lowdham. Please do help us in supporting our local independent bookseller and keep an eye out for special Festival offers and signed editions.