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Books on Tyne: The Newcastle Book Festival


Get ready for another packed programme as Books on Tyne: The Newcastle Book Festival returns for its eighth year this November. The partnership between Newcastle Libraries and the Lit & Phil continues with both venues staging a remarkably varied programme of events.

The City Library offers some old favourites including Chris Phipps' new book, and the Polari Literary Salon returns with one of the biggest names in crime writing, Mari Hannah. David Lindo from BBC2’s Springwatch gives us some urban birding tips and the ‘flashing blade’ Alan Robson tells tales of Night Owls and his new World War One book. The library also welcomes historian David Olusoga at the launch of the Tyneside branch of The Historical Association.

The Lit & Phil celebrate Muriel Spark’s centenary with her friend Alan Taylor,  in conversation with Sean O’Brien. Eminent First World War historian Richard van Emden joins us, with a consideration of his book The Quick and the Dead. For budding detectives there is a session with Laura Wood, author of the Poppy Pym series, and for young story lovers there is a performance of The Snow Bear from Hearthside Tales. This year we are working in partnership with Waterstones, who will be selling books at our events.

Full programme of events

The City Library 33 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX

0191 277 4100 for City Library events

Lit & Phil 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

0191 232 0192 for Lit & Phil events

Guide Prices

Prices vary from FREE to a small charge per event.



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