How to support us

17 February 2021

We’re very lucky at this time to have great supporters, public and private. But as a charity we very much need your support. In a normal year, more than half our event income comes from ticket sales. We’ve chosen not to charge for our digital events this March as we want the widest possible audience. But we still need to cover our costs including fair pay for authors and technical crew. You can support us financially by:

  • Clicking on the website Donate button. If you are a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donation to make it go further.
  • Buying books from our bookshop, online or in person. All profits support the festival and the margin for authors is usually greater than buying from online multinationals (no names!).
  • Buying one of our Book Bonds from our online bookshop and we’ll send you a curated selection of new and used books. Book bonds vary in price from £25 to £300 and it’s possible to choose specific areas of interest, such as crime and travel.
  • Becoming a Friend of the Festival for £25 annually or a Friend for Life for £250.

Every donation puts us in a better position to weather the challenges presented by Covid. We also recognise that so many people give their time or give in kind to help the festival. Thank you to everyone who supports us in whatever way.

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