Graeme Macrae Burnet & Martin MacInnes in Waterstones

Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone who attended the festival in our first year. Your support is greatly appreciated and we're pleased to say that we had nearly 1,000 visitors over four days.

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Byres Road Book Festival is for book lovers of all ages

Who are we?

The top of Byres Road is blessed with a trio of book – based assets that will make it the hub of activity during the festival. Last year we welcomed Waterstones to the West End, just across the road from Hillhead library and the Oxfam bookshop. These three locations will host a variety of presentations, conversations and discussions, united by a love of books.

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Byres Road is the heart of the West End


Byres Road is the heart of the West End, and is a well-known destination for locals and visitors to the city. Known for its quirky shops, superb dining and vibrant nightlife, the area attracts visitors of all ages. Visit West End, who initiated the Byres Road Book Festival, is working with the businesses in Byres Road to improve the area for traders, residents and visitors. In our opinion, Byres Road is the hub of the West End and the ideal location for this festival.

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