Friday 1 June 2018


The Greenwich Book Festival sails into town for the fourth year in June with events that will appeal to book lovers of all ages. The main festival will be held at the Old Royal Naval College on Friday, 15 June and Saturday, 16 June. 

More than 25 events will be held for adults, including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, theatre and storytelling. Friday evening features the Festival Party with the women writer’s showcase where you can add some books to your summer reading list. Authors making appearances on Friday and Saturday include Nina Stibbe, Dolly Alderton, Mick Herron and Toby Litt. Squeeze frontman Chris Difford will be performing unplugged on Saturday night.

With more than 20 events and workshops for children including Paddington stories, comics creation, rainbow production, campervan stories and unicorn design, there’s much to choose from at the festival. Authors and illustrators appearing include the dynamic duo of Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick, the hilarious Lissa Evans on Wed Wabbit and cult arts and science magazine Okido. Award-winning young adult authors Patrick Ness and Angie Thomas will be making a rare joint appearance at the festival.

Locals will love a historical walking tour of Victorian Greenwich, an explanation of mudlarking treasures along with a special mudlarking expedition on the Thames, a talk by Blackheath author Blake Morrison and a South of the River quiz. 

The festival offers free workshops for both kids and adults, as well an array of street food traders so you can picnic on the lawn. Find full details of the festival or book tickets at You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


We're looking for friendly book-loving volunteers to help out at our festival. It's a great opportunity & fun to boot. Did you know we’ve been called one of the friendliest festivals in London? It would be wonderful if we could get Greenwich locals to help us. For more information, please go to:

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