Welcome

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

Thank you so much to all of our audiences, artists, Friends and funders who joined us at our ‘real’ workshop and online festival at home from the 10-12th July. We had a fabulous time with guests including Sophie Hannah, Julie Summers, Kate Mosse and many more. And our audiences came from all across the globe, it was lovely to see so many book lovers!

Check out our Social Media pages for all of the fun things we got up to, including our Festival Launch video ‘We are The Champions’

Some dates for your diaries and details coming soon…

Chapter 2 –  19th September Edwinstowe

Chapter 3 – 26-27th September Newark & Online

Chapter 4 – 21st January 2021 Schools Day with Joseph Coelho & Kerry Drewery

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. You can find the Festival booklist on their website with details of special festival offers too – open until the 27th July.


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

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

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