Welcome to Newark Book Festival, a literature festival situated in the historic market town of Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire.

 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.

The dates for 2019 are 12-14th July and we will be exploring the theme of Home and Away. From travelling around the world and through your imagination to a celebration of all things home and Nottinghamshire.

The Festival programme for 2019 is now launched! Visit our programme page to find out more or pick up a brochure.  Visit our social media to keep an eye on all the news!

Ticket Update! Please note the following events have sold out – Mark Billingham, One to One’s with Addy Farmer, Cream Tea with Jo Baker, Ship of Stories and My Days in Cups of Tea.

To discover more about Newark and to book accommodation for your visit to the Festival, please visit www.visitnewarkandsherwood.info

Huge thanks to all of our 2019 funders and sponsors in helping making the festival a reality – the Arts Council of England, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Newark Town Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Tesco Bags for Life, Co-op Community Champion, YMCA Newark & Sherwood , Tallents Solicitors , Duncan & Toplis, Creative ApostropheAura Business Centre, Ambitions Personnel , Marshalls , narrator , LetsXscape Together , Peachy Events and Karrot Entertainment.