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Welcome to You’re Booked – bringing the very best of Harrogate International Festivals to your digital doorstep. Here you’ll find a host of author interviews, book reviews, and a peak inside their houses as authors share with us their bookshelves, their must-reads and the book they always go back to.

Get involved and contact us with your own book reviews, articles and blog posts. You have the right to remain silent, but that would be exceedingly dull. Put your feet up and make yourself at home!

An Interview With… Oyinkan Braithwaite

Meet Oyinkan Braithwaite author of the #TheakstonAward shortlisted My Sister The Serial Killer

An Interview With… Jane Harper

Meet Jane Harper author of the #TheakstonAward shortlisted Joe Country

Book Of The Month: July 2020

Our July Book Of the Month is: Cry Baby, by Mark Billingham.

Meet Author Mark Edwards

Mark sits down with us to talk about The House Guest, his brilliant new psychological thriller.

Meet Karen Hamilton Author Of The Last Wife

Karen Hamilton is back with The Last Wife, her hotly anticipated second novel.

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Shortlist Announced

International shortlist revealed for crime writings premier prize.

Book Of The Month: June

We are so excited to share that The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton is our June pick for the HIF Book Of the Month!

Meet John Marrs Author Of What Lies Between Us

Meet the fantastic author John Marrs, as he talks about his new book 'What Lies Between Us' and glimpses the bright lights of Hollywood.

Author’s Bookshelf with Romy Hausmann

Romy Hausmann author of our Book of the Month, Dear Child, welcomes us into her cabin In the woods and shares the books that make her bookshelves.

Book of the Month: May 2020

Check out our Book of the Month for May!

Great Audiobooks To Listen To In Lockdown

There has never been a better time to get into audiobooks.

Books to keep your teens entertained

Books To Keep Your Teens Entertained With a little helping hand from recent TV and film adaptations including Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, books written with

Ideas for children

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite activities and resources from across the internet, and hope that these help you on your home educating journey.

Book of the Month: April 2020

We've hand-picked our Book of the Month for April

Q&A with Marion Brunet

The author of our March Book of the Month tells all...

Telling Good Stories with HIF

Are you a natural storyteller?

Spotlight on HIF: Mini-Libraries

Spotlight on HIF: Mini-Libraries If you're a Harrogate native or a regular visitor, you might have been lucky enough to spot one of our bright blue mini community libraries dotted around town. The mini

Love is in the Air: Books About Love

Love is in the Air: Books About Love  ♥♥♥ It's that time of year again - the Hallmark cards, the meal-for-two restaurant deals, the Love Island recouplings around the fire pit, the smug Instagram

Books to Help You Love Reading Again

Books to Help You Love Reading Again Was one of your New Year's Resolutions to read more? After losing weight and getting fit, it's one of the most common resolutions, but just like

Library League

Library League Coming soon...