Every October, Ilkley doubles in size as visitors come from far and wide to experience the buzz and excitement of the annual Ilkley Literature Festival. Since 2002 we have been the Official Bookseller at the Festival and it is a vital part of our bookselling year.
Planning starts over the summer as we liaise with the Festival team on events, venues and how many books to order. Instinct and experience see us through but it is no small task!
All the staff work flat out over the course of the Festival to cover more than 130 events in 17 days. We work with authors who are household names but also many new writers who come from as far afield as Albania and Zimbabwe. We're exhausted by the end, but we can't wait for the next one!
This year's festival is from Oct 4th - 20th and features authors from Giles Brandreth to David Suchet. Further information on the festival is available from the official website, www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk , where you can also join the mailing list and become a Friend of the Festival.