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Join our Friends scheme


Support us by becoming a Friend of the Festival

We need friends more than ever this year to help protect Wigtown Book Festival for the future. 

Although we can't offer all the normal perks surrounding the festival itself, we are offering a 10% discount on books in our online bookshop, for new and existing Friends and Friends for Life, from 10 August 2020 until 30 June 2021. 

It's a win-win for everyone! You can buy all the new books you want at a discount and each additional sale continues to support the charity. Not only can you browse the online stock but we'll also order any new book you're looking for (subject to availability) to be delivered to your door or collected from us at Number 11 in Wigtown.


Become an Annual Friend - £25

Your 2020 Friend of the Festival subscription will run from 10 August until 30 June 2021.

  • Friends will receive 10% discount on books purchased from our online bookshop, including 2020 Festival titles.
  • Renewal is not automatic though you will be invited to become a Friend again in 2021 should you wish.


Become a Friend for Life - £250

Being a Friend for Life offers annual perks for as long as you attend the Festival and as long as the Festival exists - don't worry, we're not planning on going anywhere, but neither did we predict a global pandemic meaning we can't welcome you all to Wigtown this autumn! This year, existing and new Friends for Life will also receive the benefit of a 10% discount on books purchased from our online bookshop from 10 August until 30 June 2021. 

See below for the *normal benefits of a Friend for Life subscription should you decide to sign up this year or consider it in the future.



Become an Friend or a Friend for Life  HERE

*Normal Friend for Life benefits include:

  • 10% off one main programme ticket for each event booked, every year, (excluding dinners and those promoted for other organisations);
  • a pair of complimentary tickets every year; 
  • a copy of the programme by first class post; 
  • and an annual invitation to the Opening Party.