Arts Derbyshire


We are very excited to announce the first GlossopBookFest!

Glossop, ‘Gateway to the Peak District’, is home to many artistic events, groups and people – the Glossop Music Festival, Glossopera, the Partington Theatre Company – and an ideal place for this venture.


Free Entry! (Small charges for workshops/some activities. Cafe selling light refreshments)


Meet Authors, Poets and Illustrators

Chat with, and check out the work of a dozen or more local authors, poets and illustrators, of different styles and genres. Buy signed copies of books, often at a discount.


Promote your work

Bring cards, leaflets etc. if you want to promote your work.

Join in Workshops and Activities

Learn new skills through fun activities and workshops for both children and adults.


Make connections and build networks

Information and support for authors, poets, writers and illustrators. Publishers, librarians and local bookshop owners will be with us during the afternoon.


Discover groups and events

Get information about local writing groups and spoken word events.




Once you have booked a table please send the following to enable us to promote you on our website and social media

Title, description one sentence, picture to promote your work and any links you’d like us to include



Monthly Open Mics

First Thursday of the month

Glossop Labour Club 11-13 Chapel St Glossop SK13 8AT


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Please note that the BookFest has no political/religious affiliations and the venues for our events are chosen on the basis of suitability, accessibility and value for money. Offers of funding welcome.

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