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Launch night. Photo Jodie McWhinney. IMG-20210918-WA0000 1.jpg

Friends &  Gift Memberships

Become a Friend of the Appledore Book Festival and enjoy some great benefits.  

Join us and help support one of Devon’s best-loved cultural festivals and, in doing so, help us continue to deliver an exciting and diverse programme of literary, artistic, and cultural events.

Being a Friend of the Appledore Book Festival offers each member:

  • An advance copy of the Festival programme and notifications of forthcoming events;

  • Priority advance booking - one week ahead of general public sales;

  • Priority booking offers two tickets per event during priority booking week;

  • Invitations to exclusive events as well as pop-up events;

  • Discount on Waterstones' selected 'Book of the Month' at Waterstones Barnstaple Branch (when you present your membership voucher);

  • Discount on books purchased at the Appledore Book Festival (when you present your membership voucher);

  • Discount on food at The Yard, Appledore during the Festival (Mon-Thurs) (excludes drinks);

  • Discount on annual subscription to Coast Magazine;

  • Regular newsletters.

Like so many literary festivals, we find ourselves in uncertain and extremely challenging times. As a charity, we need your support to help secure the Festival for future generations to enjoy.  Therefore being a Friend is a great way to support the Appledore Book Festival.


Annual membership* is £25 - to join, just click this link.  Or for more information, please email:         

*2024 membership is available now and runs from the date when membership is taken to the end of the 2024 Festival..




Why not purchase Appledore Book Festival Gift Vouchers or Friends Gift Membership for your friends and family?  Gift vouchers can be redeemed against event tickets and have an 18-month expiry date. Alternatively, they can be used to purchase Friends Membership. Both Gift Vouchers and Gift Memberships are another great way to support the Festival.  For more information click this link.

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