About Aberdeen Booked! Festival

After a stunningly successful outing last summer, Aberdeen Booked! Festival is back, bringing the buzz of the Edinburgh International Book Festival to Aberdeen for a three-day literary feast. Alongside two days of free sessions for local schools, there are great events for timid readers and book lovers alike, all held in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen City Library Services and Creative Learning, Aberdeen Arts Centre and Waterstones.

As well as great crime fiction events we’re showcasing local voices with a series of events featuring writers from the north east. There’s even a pop-up Waterstones bookshop, with a variety of drop-in activity making Aberdeen Arts Centre a hive of Festival activity.

Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

See some highlights from 2016’s event on our YouTube channel below.

Books, reimagined

Books and stories are hugely diverse, and so are we.

Traditional events see authors talk about their writing and lives. They may read extracts and take your questions. You can usually chat with them afterwards too.

But from lively debates to fascinating reading workshops, creative sessions for kids to food events, and theatrical performances to cabaret nights, a Book Festival event can offer something special to everyone.

Visit our YouTube page to see videos of Edinburgh International Book Festival events or check out our audio gallery to download podcasts of some of our past events with great authors and storytellers.

Venue and access info

All events take place in Aberdeen Arts Centre at 33 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA.

Aberdeen Booked! Festival is accessible on foot, by car, rail or bus. Check Traveline Scotland for up to date public transport information.

Public transport: Bus stops on King Street (opposite venue), West North Street (outside Lemon Tree) serving a number of routes – 13, 15, 18, 23, X40.

Aberdeen Arts Centre is fully accessible. Ramped Access from rear of building (accessed via Queen Street). Disabled parking available on Queen Street, public car parking available at Frederick Street car park (Pay and Display) – 2-3min walk.

Please contact the venue directly with any specific queries: 01224 635208 // enquiries@act-aberdeen.org.uk