Start your 2017 Friends membership

Become a Friend of Appledore Book Festival today

As a Friend of ABF you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Earlybird, 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.*
  • Access to exclusive Friends events.
  • 10% discount on all purchases at Waterstones Festival bookshop.
  • Exclusive event promotions.

The 2017 Membership is valid for this year’s festival only and will expire on the 1st October 2017.

Add the new 2017 membership account to the basket, then checkout to create an account

How to start 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.

Already a member?

If you have purchased a Friends membership for 2017 (purchased after October 2016) then you can login here.

Friends tickets and login information

Friend of ABF memberships are only valid up to and during this year’s festival. You will need to purchase another membership for the following year.

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.