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About Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf Festival will take place from 7 - 28 October 2017

The team have moved - please e-mail

Tel. 0114 222 3895

For a pdf brochure please e-mail



Become a Sponsor

Off the Shelf offers a range of sponsorship packages priced from £1,000 upwards.  Please see the How to Sponsor page for more information or contact the festival team at  Tel. 0114 273 4400

Become a Sponsor

Become a Friend

Becoming a Friend of Off the Shelf costs only £20 per year and offers a number of benefits including a one week priority booking period for the autumn festival, a buy one get one free offer on a major event, regular updates, a prize draw for signed books and more.

Become a Friend

Festival Archive

Off the Shelf is one of the UK's largest and most popular literary festivals and has continued to grow and develop over the past 23 years.  Visit our archive to take a look at some of our events from previous festivals. 

Festival Archives