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.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Summer 2019 Festival. We greeted over 4500 visitors and 1200 children who took part in our first Schools Programme, with over 60 events. Make sure you become our Friend on Facebook to see all of the wonderful photos.

You can view our 2019 film here  created by the talented videographer Dave Clancy.

The dates for 2020 are 9-12th July and our theme will be a Festival Through the Ages – we will celebrate and explore change, milestones and anniversaries, creativity and culture over the past 100 years.

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

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.