Our local festivals are shown below, links are in the Partners section on the right hand side of this website


The Portsmouth Festivities

We are the Official Booksellers to this festival which is a long established prestigious Music & Arts festival held in June each year. The Festivities have a different theme each year and tend to feature nonfiction speakers at heritage venues and fiction titles at city theatre venues. Recent speakers have included Sir Andrew Motion, Julian Fellowes, Sandi   Toksvig, Professor Andrew Lambert, Lord Robert Winston, and Sir Patrick Moore.


Portsmouth BookFest

We organise and run this city wide festival with our partners Portsmouth City Library Service. This annual mass market festival runs in October/November and often features books brought out for the Christmas season. Past speakers have included Jacqueline Wilson, Josephine Cox,  Claire Tomalin, Lesley Pearse, Chris Ryan, Mark Billingham and many others. Events are often held in the many historic venues around the city. This Festival incorporates the very popular CSI Portsmouth event which brings together members of Hampshire Police, forensic academics and guest authors to discuss fact versus fiction with the audience.