The Edinburgh Book Fringe takes place in Word Power Books and brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily events of readings and discussions, all of which are free.
Book & Literary Festivals
Here is our list of books and literary festivals in Scotland, which is something that you cannot miss out during your trip to Scotland.
A celebration of emerging Scottish writing talent across all genres, inspired by the late great playwright Robert McLellan (1907-1985).
A mix of events including internationally renowned authors, local names, children's authors and the Comic Conference which features graphic novelists.
A chirpy wee seaside lit fest, which has in the past comprised author appearances and talks on various topics from e publishing to developing reading habits in children and more.
The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, StAnza is international in outlook and now widely recognised as a major poetry festival in the UK and in Europe.
Aye Write, Glasgow's book festival to be held from 10th to 20th March is one of the leading literary festivals in the UK
Burns an' a' that! Festival will be held on in May at Various venues, Ayrshire.
Step back to Shakespearean times and enjoy jousting, archery, falconry, living history displays, jesters and other Elizabethan pursuits as well as enjoying theatre and early music throughout the weekend.
The world's biggest book festival with literary discussions, readings, author interviews, demonstrations and workshops. Some children's events including storytelling and poetry workshops. Open varying times.
Celebrate crime writing in its various forms at the historical Old Town in Stirling in Scotland's first festival dedicated to crime fiction.
The eighth edition of this local festival offers a wide range of authors and speakers for adults and children of all ages.
An intimate and friendly festival that caters to Scotland's love of crime thrillers as well as introducing quirky and challenging books in a programme with something for all ages.
Since moving beyond the equinox to the cusp of winter and focusing on themes such as Second Sight, the Supernatural, Blood, Belief and Pilgrimage this festival has attracted major names. In October in Stornoway
A fledgling festival of film, photography, art and literature in Britain's most westerly peninsula,The Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival is an important event.
Antiquarian and secondhand Books, Maps and Prints offered for sale by dealers from all over the UK.
Boswell Book Festival will be held in May 2014 at Auchinleck House, by Auchinleck
Literary festival in May in Dunbar near Edinburgh that combines lots of intimate events covering the written word in lots of different ways
The Borders Book Festival to be held in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, will bring together many eminent literary figures, this year including Iain Banks, Kathy Lette, Hilary Mantel and Ian Rankin among others.
A range of musical, literary and artistic events with a fringe drawing on the talents of the local creative community. Last year ran the gamut from Kate Adie to the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and this year will offer a similar programme of favourite names from across the genres.
Scotland's number 1 book festival in Scotland's book town. 10 days of readers and writers meeting and enjoying themselves.