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Welcome to Off the Shelf Festival of Words

Sheffield's Off the Shelf Festival of Words was 23 this year!

It ran from 11 October – 1 November and with some pre festival and post festival specials. The festival has grown into one of the UK’s most popular and exciting events attracting some of the best known names in literature and the media.

This year’s festival included events with Kirsty Wark, Allan Ahlberg, Arne Dahl, Yotam Ottolenghi, Paul Merton, Wendy Cope, John Lydon, Viv Albertine, Julian Cope, John Julius Norwich, Patience Agbabi, Digby Jones, Alan Johnson, Viv Groskop and Francesca Martinez to name just a few.  We do hope that you enjoyed the Festival this year.

“By far and away one of the best festivals in the UK” Clara Wormersley Random House

“One of the most pleasant and enjoyable festivals I have attended – and I’ve been to one or two.” Sir Michael Parkinson

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Rhyme and Reason

Rhyme and Reason will provide bookstalls at festival events.  If you are unable to attend an event in person, Rhyme and Reason can organised signed copies for you.  Tel. 0114 266 1950 or e-mail enquiries@rhyme-reason.co.uk