London's richest annual
banquet of writers and ideas

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Jewish Book Week facts

  • International festival of Jewish writing and ideas.
  • 60 years old in 2012, a celebration of international literature.
  • Date and Place: February 22 to March 2, 2014. Kings Place, London.
  • Book launches, readings, author signings, debate, film, performance, walking tours, music, workshops.
  • Annual Children’s festival in March: Little Bookniks at London Jewish Museum in association with the Jewish Museum and The JCC for London.
  • Extensive festival bookshop, in association with Blackwell's.
  • Jewish Book Week is organised by the Jewish Book Council, registered charity no 293800, whose aim is to promote the reading of books on all aspects of Jewish thought and culture.
  • Jewish Book Week is supported by funds from grant-making trusts and foundations and individual donors.


Tablet Magazine celebrates Halban Publishers, "the best little publishing house in London", whose Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust by Rita Goldberg featured at this year's Jewish Book Week. Read more here and listen to the audio recording of the event here



The Jewish Book Week and Kings Place teams would love to hear your responses to this year's festival.


Watch Ruby Wax talking to Kathy Lette on how the mind works and why mindfulness can boost mental health at JBW14