The largest celebration of the written word in the world, brings entertainment and inspiration to Edinburgh- where top-class writers discuss words and ideas with fellow writers, thinkers and most importantly, you.
On it's 30th birthday year the Edinburgh International Book Festival is looking at thirty years hence, as well as future gazing...
Must-sees to make the most of your time in the festival city....
Conversations starters, context-givers and
LGBT issues have been in the global spotlight this year, and Edinburgh's festivals are no exception...
Beyond the festivals
Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits to venues that encourage exploration and adventure.
The villages of Edinburgh are well worth discovering – each is surprisingly close to the city centre, and a world away from what you might expect.
Time Out's pick of Edinburgh's thriving bar and restaurant scene- all the best bars and restaurants from around the city.