This year's Wigtown Book Festival is said to be the most successful ever, bringing in almost £3million for the Scottish economy.
The event ran for 10 days from Friday 22 September to Sunday 1 October.
Highlights included appearances by Judy Murray, Paul Laverty and Iain Sinclair.
The festival also saw the launch of the Diary of a Bookseller, by Shaun Bythell, who runs The Bookshop in Wigtown.
Visitors are said to bring a substantial boost for shops, hotels, restaurants, and other local businesses.
The Artistic Director of the festival said:
The book festival has experienced continuous growth since 2013.
The estimation of £3million is based on the event’s growth in ticket sales and evidence that visitors are spending more time in the area.
Dumfries and Galloway Council said: