This year's Wigtown Book Festival is underway, and organisers are hoping it will be the biggest yet.
The festival was founded in 1999. Since then it's brought thousands of authors, and millions of pounds, to the local area.
Around twenty thousand people are expected at this year's festival.
They'll hear from more than 250 writers, including Judy Murray.
The numbers are bigger than ever before, and that means a bigger boost for local businesses.
Shaun Bythell runs one of Wigtown's many bookshops:
The Artistic Director of Wigtown Book Festival said:
The festival runs until Sunday 1 October.