About Us

The Chiswick Book Festival brings together top authors and their readers for a weekend of history, poetry, sport, biography, creative writing, fiction, thrillers, food, politics and children’s books. After each event, readers can buy copies of the latest books from Waterstones’ Festival bookshop, and have them signed by the authors.

Now in its eighth year, the Festival is a non-profit-making community event, raising money for St Michael & All Angels Church, which hosts the event, and three charities which support reading and literacy:
– RNIB Talking Books Service and Books for Children, supporting blind and partially-sighted people. The Festival has sponsored the creation of Talking Books by previous CBF speakers Claire Tomalin, Andy MacNab and Rosamund Lupton.
– InterAct Stroke Support, which uses actors to provide a reading service for stroke patients at Charing Cross Hospital.
– Doorstep Library, which brings the magic of books into children’s homes in deprived parts of west London.

We’re grateful for the support of authors and publishers, local booksellers (including Waterstones, Bookcase, Fosters and Oxfam Bookshop), our business partners, venues and local media: Chiswick Library, ArtsEd, Chiswick House & Gardens, chiswickW4.com, chiswickbuzz.net and TheChiswickCalendar.co.uk.


Festival Map

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Burlington Lane,
London W4 2RP


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