The Paisley Book Festival is a platform for the celebration of books, reading and writing in Paisley over the course of 4 days. It is a festival with creativity and innovation at the heart of its programme, seeking to showcase some of the best and most diverse voices being published today in Scotland and beyond.
The Festival will connect readers and writers with bold, contemporary ideas, engage established audiences, inspire new ones and be an effective marketplace for the writing and publishing world.
In 2020, the inaugural festival was inspired by the actions of the 1820 Paisley Radicals, celebrating Paisley as a place where people value their unique rich history.
Now entering its 5th year, we’re still Paisley Radicals at heart, so the festival’s trademark thread of edge and progressiveness continues to run through the programme.
The theme for Paisley Book Festival 2024 is Imagine Something Different.