The Edinburgh International Book Festival has attracted record numbers of visitors this year.
Ticket sales increased by 3% on last year.
Around 225,000 visits were recorded at events and the bookshop and café in Charlotte Square. The festival ends on Monday with the inaugural Fred Hood Memorial Lecture given by journalist and broadcasted John McCarthy.
Director Nick Barley said he was "delighted" with the numbers.
He said: "We are obviously delighted with the number of visitors that have come to Charlotte Square Gardens this August. We invited a stellar line up of authors from around the world, and our audiences have, as always, responded with interest and enthusiasm.
"I think it’s important to look beyond the statistics and acknowledge the overall impact of the Book Festival, and indeed all the Festivals. Festivals are not all about the numbers, but about the events, the conversations, and to employ an overused word, the legacy."