About

The Herts Book Festival is an annual festival for the benefit of the people in Hertfordshire. Our wonderful towns in Hertfordshire are home to dozens of authors. Hertford and Ware alone account for more than 22 book clubs, at least 15 booksellers, two amazing libraries and tens of thousands of potential readers. 

Our small committee of multi-taskers believe in the power of strong community spirit. Drawing our inspiration from the number of talented published authors we have on our doorstep, the Herts Book Festival is a free event for people of all reading ages and abilities – because we believe books are for everyone.


We are a member of the Global Association of Literary Festivals connecting with literature festivals around the world.