Welcome to the Clapham Book Festival web-site.

It is with great regret  that the organisers of the 2020 Clapham Book Festival have decided to cancel this year’s event.

The uncertainty around continued public safety from the COVID-19 virus, even if lock down is lifted,  means that we cannot be sure that the Festival would be safe and viable. So the decision has been taken to cancel for 2020 and concentrate on planning for an extra-special Festival 2021.

Thank you to regular Festival-goers for your patience and, we hope, your continue support next year. Keep safe.

The 2019 Book Festival took place on Saturday 5th October, 2019. The 2019 Programme can still be found at Programme  and photographs from the 2019 event on the relevant Photographs page.

In the meanwhile, on this site you can find

  • info about the authors who have taken part in previous years’ Festivals and the books they have written
  • info about who is behind the Festival
  • info on contact and tickets.

Why not download The Clapham Literary Trail a self-guided walk and quiz about famous writers who lived and worked in Clapham?  It’s available in PDF below and you can find it in shops and eating places around Clapham Old Town. It takes approximately 90 minutes to do and includes a number of famous Clapham landmarks.

Clapham literary trail leafletFinal

Or download a version for younger readers ( 8 to 12 years old, accompanied by an adult ).

Clapham children’s book walk final

If your interest is in Clapham’s visual art and the artists who have depicted it through time, why not download our Art Trail, below.

Clapham art trail leaflet 13 Feb 2019 (1)

These are FREE leaflets, but donations at the Paypal button below are gratefully received.

Clapham Book Festival is organised by Clapham Writers, a registered charity. You can donate to Clapham Writers using the Paypal  Donate button below.

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