Dear Festival Friends,

Just under a month before the start of Stroud Book Festival 2022, and we’re happy to report that tickets are selling well for this year’s celebration of stories, ideas and community for readers of all ages. Thanks so much to everyone who has bought tickets so far.

Whilst we’re delighted to be welcoming headline names like Ian McEwan and Julia Donaldson, book festivals are one of the best places to discover brilliant books by authors you might not have heard of before. In this spirit, may we suggest for starters that you check out our events with David Whitehouse, Gaia Vince, Manni & Reuben Coe; and, for younger Festival goers, Tim Collins with his “Sherlock Bones Puzzle Adventure”

If you’re still deciding which events to plump for, you can find out more about some of our speakers and their books via a new series of weekly interviews on our website. You can read the first – with Manni & Reuben Coe – about their astounding brotherly memoir, “” here. Programme Director Caroline Sanderson is tipping this book to be an autumn bestseller.

While you can browse all our events online via the Stroud Book Festival website, and via this handy flipbook – we know that many of you love our printed brochure.

So we’re pleased to say that this year’s brochure – looking glorious with its cover illustration by Stroud’s own Mark Levy – is now available to pick up from Stroud Sub Rooms, Stroud Bookshop, Stroud Library and many other places across the Five Valleys.

Once you’ve browsed, you can book tickets via the box office at Stroud Sub Rooms – You can also book by phone – 01453 796880 – or in-person (Tuesday-Saturday).

As always, please do keep an eye on our website for the latest news at And a reminder that if you are on social media, you can also follow us for updates.

Twitter: @bookstroud



We look forward to seeing you very soon.

With love from

The Stroud Book Festival team x


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