Derby Museums looks set to draw in book lovers from across Derbyshire next weekend as it hosts Derby Book Festival’s third annual Book Fair on The Wardwick on Saturday 8th June.

Celebrating everything literary, the Derby Book Fair will be packed with stalls selling new and second-hand books, comics and book-related gifts. Authors, publishers and charities will be there and visitors can also hear readings from local writers.

Derby Museums’ Director of Resources, Mo Suleman, said:

“We’re delighted to be able to host the Book Fair in our new space on The Wardwick this year. There’s something truly magical about books and the journeys they can take you on. If you’re a book lover, this one’s for you!”

Derby Book Fair is part Derby Book Festival; an annual event established in 2015 that celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests. The Festival, which takes place every June, welcomes international best-selling authors as well as local writing talent, and features an exciting programme for children and families.

Local authors giving readings at the event include Aidan Parr (11.50am), Jonathan Powers (12.20pm), Aamir Sikander (12.50pm), Sarah Haywood (1.20pm), Roz Watkins (2pm) and Garry Martin (2.45pm).

Derby Book Fair will take place on Saturday 8th June inside the former central library building on The Wardwick (DE1 1HS), which is now being used by Derby Museums as a venue hire space. The event runs from 10am until 4pm and entry is free. An in-house café-bar will also be available on the day.

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