Our wonderful town is home to dozens of authors, more than 22 book clubs, at least 15 booksellers, an amazing library and more than 27,000 potential readers. 

Our small committee was started by three women who live, work and raise families in Hertford. We love our local town, and believe in the power of strong community spirit. With the support of Amwell Rotary Club, we want to contribute to the increasing number of excellent events held in the Town Centre by organising Hertford Book Festival 2020, the first of hopefully many! 

Building on the previous successful Hertford Children’s Book Festival 2013-2016, and drawing our inspiration from the number of amazing published authors we have on our doorstep, the Hertford Book Festival is a free event for people of all reading ages and abilities – because we believe books are for everyone.