Celebrating Your Passion For Books.

June 8 & 9, 2021

Bookfest is a virtual event for the industry, by the industry


Edelweiss is home to over 180,000 book professionals, and Bookfest is an extension of this community. Attend keynote and author discussions, chat to publishers, discover content that is tailored to you, and connect with other booksellers and publishing people locally and beyond.

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Bookfest supports indies and your customers


Bookfest is for booksellers and your customers. Enjoy discounted pricing for BA members and useful content for your staff. Become a featured bookshop in Bookfest to allow book sales and registration commissions to be channelled to you. Anyone attending the show will be able to put featured books in their virtual tote bags and purchase directly from their selected indie bookshop! To learn more about how your store can benefit from Bookfest, click here!


Check out these amazing authors at Bookfest!


View our growing list of speakers here


Anthony Doerr

Keynote Speaker

Anthony Doerr is the author of the forthcoming Cloud Cuckoo Land and of All the Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Alex Award, and a #1 New York Times bestseller. He is also the author of the story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won five O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.


TJ Klune


TJ Klune is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The Extraordinaries, The House in the Cerulean Sea, and more. Being queer himself, TJ believes it’s important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories. The Extraordinaries was TJ Klune's YA debut.


Nesrine Malik


Nesrine Malik is an award-winning British-Sudanese columnist and features writer for the Guardian. We Need New Stories is her first book. She lives in London.


Kate Moore

Kate Moore is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Radium Girls, which won the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Best History, was voted U.S. librarians’ favorite nonfiction book of 2017, and was named a Notable Nonfiction Book of 2018 by the American Library Association. A British writer based in London, Kate writes across a variety of genres and has had multiple titles on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Her new book is The Woman They Could Not Silence, publishing June 22, 2021.


Chibundu Onuzo

Chibundu Onuzo was born in Lagos, Nigeria and lives in London. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and regular contributor to the Guardian, she is the winner of a Betty Trask Award, has been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Commonwealth Book Prize, and the RSL Encore Award, and has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and Etisalat Literature Prize. The author of Welcome to Lagos, Sankofa is her third novel.



Check out the full list here