Radical New Futures ?

Paisley Book Festival 2021

Welcome to Paisley Book Festival 2021

This year's festival is going digital.

Books and reading have been a great source of comfort for so many people during lockdown, evidenced by increased borrowing figures at local libraries. The 2021 Paisley Book Festival programme has something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you to our digital stage

Support PBF2021

Donate to Paisley Book Festival

Your support is especially valued at this time and will help the Festival to promote and celebrate books, reading, and writing to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. 

What’s coming up for PBF2021...

Patience Agbabi
Leaping into the Future with Patience Agbabi
Janey Godley
Janey Godley: Frank Get The Door
Salena Godden
The Fountain's Evening of Quarantine Dreaming
Kapka Kassabova
Kapka Kassabova and Patrick Laurie: Stories of Land …
Alastair McIntosh
Alastair McIntosh: Climate and Community
Karine Polwart
A Wee Bird Was Watching with Karine Polwart …

Get with the programme

The Bookshop

Paisley Book Festival is delighted to announce that bookshop.org will be its online bookseller for the 2021 Festival, an online bookshop with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops. As more and more people buy their books online, bookshop.org creates an easy, convenient way for you to get your books and support 375 independent bookshops at the same time.

For every book sold through the Festival’s Bookshop.org page, 10% goes back to Paisley Book Festival, which will go towards promoting future programmes that will encourage reading across Renfrewshire and beyond.

Are you a member of Renfrewshire Libraries? You can borrow books and audiobooks by authors appearing at PBF by visiting https://renfrewshire.overdrive.com/collection/1155054, or by downloading the Overdrive or Libby app on your phone or tablet. Not a library member? Joining the library is free- simply visit bit.ly/RenfrewshireJoinOnline to join online.

Want to stay up to date with PBF2021?

To receive email updates on the Paisley Book Festival please provide your email address. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you consent that your personal information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing in accordance with our Privacy Policy.