Welcome to the 2018 edition of Islay Book Festival!

Set against the stunning backdrop of Scotland's whisky isle, we're a community led festival with an array of events happening across the island. Originally growing out of a small book club in Port Ellen, our volunteer-run festival, is now part of Islay's busy annual events calendar and Argyll's thriving cultural scene.


Main Events

Pauline Prior-Pitt poetry session - photo credit Isla Rosser Owen.jpg

Family Events


Our Authors

"Island event is small but perfectly formed"
- Oban Times

Support Us

Our festival needs your support. Please give what you can.

JustGiving - Sponsor me now!