Welcome to Leicester Book Festival

This is the holding page for the magnificent Leicester Book Festival, whilst we sort out a fancy website.

Leicester Book Festival celebrates books and their creators at events in venues throughour Leicester and Leicestershire and is brought to you by The Bookshop Kibworth.

Previous guests have included Judith Allnatt, Ann Cleeves, Sarah Gristwood, Joanne Harris, Liza Klaussmann, Gervase Phinn, Sunjeev Sahota, Nina Stibbe and Alison Weir. Each year we also celebrate a different independent publisher, our ‘Indie Publisher of Honour (IPOH)’ we call them and they have been Persephone Books, Peirene Press and Pushkin Press. They don’t have to start with the letter ‘p’. We have an idea who this year’s IPOH will be and it’s very exciting but we daren’t reveal it yet…

The festival will run throughout the month of June again this year, 2016.

In the meantime, have a look at our facebook page or on twitter to see what we’ve been up to since we started in 2013.


“Fab afternoon with my bestie seeing Joanne Harris talk about her new book. Great way to spend a Sunday.” – Emma B.

After an evening with Pushkin Press, “What a great night, thanks for putting it on.” – Louisa B.


“Great guests, great venues, great books. The perfect book festival.” – Tracy C.