Graeme Macrae Burnet & Martin MacInnes in Waterstones


The Byres Road Book Festival is back over the weekend of 22 – 25 September 2017. Chris Brookmyre will be joining us to celebrate the West End’s love of books and the people who write them, and we will be sharing other authors who will be bringing their own particular talents over the next few weeks. 

See you in September! The Byres Road Book Festival team

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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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