It’s Bookie Time! Enjoy talks, walks, inspirational author readings and creative writing workshops from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 August.

Visit our three iconic venues – Turner Contemporary, The Sands Hotel and Bernie’s Chocolate Bar – and feel the sand beneath your toes.

Meet best-selling writers and debut authors from Margate and beyond!

The Margate Bookie is all about encouraging people to read more and get involved in writing at all levels and across all genres. We’ve got storytelling events for children, a pop-up bookshop and even an instant play. We are funded by the Arts Council of England, Kent County Council and Thanet District Council and also shake down local business owners for sponsorship.

The Bookie was founded by Andreas Loizou who grew up in Margate and is keen to share his love of reading and writing.

Dive in and get your tickets, and do contact us if you’d like to help.