Become an Appledore Book Festival Friend today

Your Friends Membership benefits include

  • You will receive a 10 day priority booking period for all events.
  • You can book two tickets per event, per person during the priority period and as many as you like when the tickets go on sale to the general public.*
  • You will get access to exclusive Friends events.
  • You’ll receive a 10% discount on all purchases at Waterstones Festival bookshop.
  • You’ll receive exclusive event promotions.

How your support helps the Festival

Appledore Book Festival is a charity founded in 2006 in a bid to raise money to save Appledore Library from closure. 10 years on our library is still at the heart of our village and our festival has continued to become one of the UK’s most regarded independent Book Festivals. Our aim is a simple one: to increase the enjoyment of reading and encourage creative writing through providing access to inspirational events.

It takes a full 12 months of work by our team to deliver our festival & schools programmes and last year we staged over 60 Book Festival events in Appledore and delivered over 30 author visits to schools and libraries in North Devon during a 15 day period. Our Schools Programme is now the largest outreach programme of its kind in the UK. Last year 5k people visited an event in Appledore and we provided 4k children with free access to an inspirational author experience.

Our festival makes a difference that is only possible with your support. Sign up today and become a Friend of the Festival and help us to continue delivering this fantastic event that benefits our community. Thank you.

How to renew your membership

Online by adding your membership above to the shopping cart.
In person at Docton Court,  2 Myrtle Street, Appledore, Bideford, Devon EX39 1PH.
By phone on 01237 424 949.

Friends tickets and login information

Friends memberships run from 1st January to 31st December each year. Login details from previous years are no longer valid after the season ends.

If you have joined as a Friend for the current season, you should have received an email giving a unique user-name and password. If you have not received these, please email

If you have lost your password click on the “Lost Password” text in the login panel, enter your email address, and a link will be emailed to you. Once verified you can then enter a new password.

No Membership Cards are issued – both the Box Office and Waterstones will have lists of all our Friends, so just make yourself known to them when claiming discount.

* Please note

It is our policy to ensure that some tickets will always be available for members of the general public when the box office opens on the first day of public booking. The number of tickets available to Friends during advance booking is therefore limited and all tickets are subject to availability.