How To Book

All ticketed events in the BooksEast Festival may be booked via or by calling 01473 433100, with the exception of events and screenings taking place at Ipswich Film Theatre which may be booked via

There will also be a mobile box office on site throughout the festival, enabling you to buy tickets – subject to availability –
on the day of the events you want to see.

We anticipate that many events will sell out so would strongly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.


The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, on the Ipswich marina, is the official BooksEast festival hotel.



Our friends at Ipswich Central have put together a comprehensive, one-stop web site where you can find out all the latest information about making the most of your stay in Suffolk’s county town, including details of public transport, accommodation, and places to eat and drink.

Check out provides information about a wide range of cultural events taking place across Suffolk, one for every day of the year!

Ipswich Tourist Information Centre (situated in St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Lane, Ipswich IP1 IDP) has a wealth of information about local services, activities and events.

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