The Big Book Weekend was a three-day virtual book festival that took place on 8th-10th May 2020 and brought together the best of the British book festivals cancelled due to coronavirus.

It was co-founded by the authors Kit de Waal and Molly Flatt, supported by the BBC and Arts Council England, and took place on the online book festival site MyVLF.

It featured interviews, panels and performances from the biggest names in books alongside unknown debut authors and rising talents. There was stuff for both kids and adults, festival die-hards and people who’ve never considered chatting about books in a tent. Our aim was (and is) to encourage people and families of all backgrounds to come together around books, talk more about books and read more books.

We’re currently planning BBW2 for March 2021.

In the meantime, all 28 sessions are still available to view, for free, right here on our website.