Appledore Book Festival ran the People of Devon account between 28 Sept – 5 Oct 2014

The Appledore Book Festival was founded in October 2006 by a local committee led by local children’s author Nick Arnold who became Festival Director. The picturesque and historic ancient port of Appledore was an obvious location for a book festival but the initial motivation for the first festival came about because of the threatened closure of Appledore library and the determined campaign to keep it open.

In November 2006 the Library was saved from closure although the community became responsible for the running costs of the community-owned library building. Today the Appledore Book Festival is a charity with a mission to spread a love of reading and learning in North Devon whilst focusing publicity on the remarkable village of Appledore. In 2009 full local authority funding of the library building was restored, but our festival still works with the Library Service to promote libraries.

The correspondence address is the ABF Box Office at Docton Court Gallery, 2 Myrtle Street, Appledore, Bideford, EX39 1PH.