Paisley Book Festival

About the Festival

The Paisley Book Festival was launched in 2020 as part of Future Paisley, a programme of economic, social, and physical regeneration continuing the excitement and momentum experienced during the town’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid. The Festival is made possible through support from Renfrewshire Council and is delivered in partnership with Renfrewshire Leisure with support from local partners.

Thu 18th Feb - Sat 27th Feb

Paisley Book Festival has become a significant part of Scotland’s rich cultural landscape. This year’s excellent line-up of writers taking part, including the 2020 Booker Prize Winner, Douglas Stuart, confirms its place as a favourite for both authors and audiences.

Over ten days, from Thursday 18 – Saturday 27 February 2021, you can listen to a fantastic array of writers from across the UK and further afield from the comfort of your own home. Why don't you sign up to our YouTube channel?!

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. 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

Click here for a list of books by authors appearing at the 2021 Paisley Book Festival.

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. 

Support PBF2021

Help Paisley Book Festival enrich lives by encouraging reading across Renfrewshire and beyond.

Your support is especially valued at this time and will help the Festival plan and deliver events celebrating books, reading, and writing for everyone.