Welcome to Kibworth Book Festival (formerly Leicester Book Festival)

Leicester Book Festival is now KIBWORTH BOOK FESTIVAL, which is run by the team at The Bookshop Kibworth.

Previous guests have included Judith Allnatt, Laura Barnett, Ann Cleeves, Sarah Gristwood, Joanne Harris, Liza Klaussmann, Sarah Moss, Gervase Phinn, Sunjeev Sahota, Nina Stibbe, Peter Verhelst and Alison Weir.

Each year we also celebrate a different independent publisher by highlighting their books on our Table of Temptation and inviting them to come and give a talk about their publishing house in the shop. So far it’s been Persephone Books (Nicola Beauman), Peirene Press (Meike Ziervogel), Pushkin Press (Adam Freudenheim) and Granta (Max Porter).

The festival will run throughout the month of June again this year, 2017.

In the meantime, have a look at our facebook page or on twitter to see what we’re up to.


“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.