The pandemic forced it online in 2020 before Covid restrictions resulted in a heavily reduced event in 2021, but this year’s festival appears to be running as usual with a huge program of events.
The festival bosses have announced more than 600 events for book lovers, with over 550 authors, performers, musicians and thinkers from 50 countries.
Here’s everything you need to know about attending the festival – either in person or online.
This year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival starts on Saturday 13th August and ends on Monday 29th August.
Events are held from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm most days, with most events lasting an hour.
After leaving its traditional home in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square for the first time last year, the festival will return to the Edinburgh College of Art in Lauriston Place.
Organizers have promised a new layout of the site to accommodate more events and a larger audience, including a new venue – the Central Hall – just off Lothian Road.
College events are held at the Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court and Baillie Gifford West Court theatres, while performance and author events are taking place for the first time at the nearby Wee Red Bar.
Meanwhile, the Baillie Gifford Storytime Yurt will be a place dedicated to children’s events and activities.