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Edinburgh Libraries are celebrating Book Week Scotland

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Although most of the libraries in Edinburgh remain closed, the library service is taking part in Book Week Scotland 2020 and they urge their readers to do so too.They are displaying the poster...

Book Week Scotland – online programme launched today

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This morning Scottish Book Trust has launched the 2020 online programme for Book Week Scotland.The activity focuses on the theme of Future. Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and...

#BWS Book Week Scotland – some suggestions for events this week

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Best-selling rebel writers engage with Edinburgh communities for Book Week Scotland Akala and Sam Coniffe Allende to take part in unique community events Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, has...
The panellists at Book Week Scotland's event with Nutmeg Magazine at the Storytelling Centre on Edinburgh's High Street

Review: Scotland’s Greatest Football Rebel

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Book Week Scotland’s Digital Festival got off to a splendid start on Monday evening when the Scottish Book Trust got together with Nutmeg magazine to present a lively and hugely entertaining discussion about who...

#BWS Book Week Scotland – Who is Scotland’s Greatest Football Rebel?

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SCOTLAND’S GREATEST FOOTBALL REBEL: WITH NUTMEG Part of BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND £3 Monday November 19, 7.30pm to 9pmJoin Nutmeg, top football journalists, former Scotland internationalists, and football-mad authors as they invite you to decide on Scotland’s greatest-ever football...

Books, Poetry, Storytelling…. What’s on in November

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If you’re a reader, a writer, a listener, a fan of poetry or comic books, or even a hill walker, there’s something on for you in Edinburgh this November. From Beowulf to Miss Blaine...

Book Week Scotland – Events to tempt you in November

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Book Week Scotland takes place from 19 to 25 November 2018. The national charity Scottish Book Trust concentrates its efforts this week on changing lives through books, reading and writing. There is a full...

Book Week Scotland – get an author for your event here – deadline is...

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Book Week Scotland has launched a programme called Pitch-It and the deadline is tomorrow Monday 15 October 2018 at 12 noon.What is it? A chance for libraries and community groups to meet a bestselling...

The Greater Grassmarket BID joins Book Week Scotland

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Book and a Brew encourages visitors to discover a new book in the Greater Grassmarket The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) is celebrating Book Week Scotland with Book and a Brew, offering customers a free hot...

Central Library has a new book sculpture

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At the Central Library they have a new sculpture made by the anonymous person who has donated several mystery sculptures around the city all crafted from books. This one is 2 metres tall and has...

#BookWeekScot Crime fiction is most popular

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Book Week Scotland kicks off today and the Scottish Book Trust has told us about a recent survey which found that most Scots like to read about crime!(I am sure that Edinburgh based crime writers...

Book Week Scotland: Bookbug’s Primary One Family Bag

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'Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks' (Dr Seuss) Many of us don't need much encouragement to follow the good doctor's orders, but not every child has...

What’s On In Edinburgh? Book Week Scotland!

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Retro-futurism, technological fetish, Fence Records... can this really be Book Week Scotland? Oh yes it can - and there you were thinking it was all about books. And you'd be right of course - it...

What’s on in Edinburgh? Shore Poets Book Week Scotland Special

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Come in out of the cold for a warm Edinburgh evening of poetry, live music, tea, and cake on 29 November 2015.Three poets will perform new work, and there will be live acoustic music...

Book Week Scotland 2015 has lots to attract you

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The full programme for Scotland’s fourth national celebration of books and reading was announced today, Tuesday 6 October. A huge range of activities and events will take place across the country during Book Week Scotland...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Junior: Antboy (Denmark 2013 - English language version) Cert PG. Re-energising the superhero genre for a younger audience - who needs Spiderman when Antboy is in town? 'a rollicking good fun caper movie'. 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Garvald Christmas Bazaar: handcrafted goods made by members of Garvald Edinburgh, live music, children's activities, refreshments. 10.30am-1.30pm, Garvald Gorgie Workshops, 454/1 Gorgie Road. Entry by donation. Garvald Edinburgh is a Scottish charity offering creative opportunities and support...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Blackwell's Edinburgh Presents JD Oswald: The Ballad of Sir Benfro. An epic fantasy series from one of Scotland's most successful new crime writers, 'an unputdownable tale of the great dragons returning to the kingdom of men'....

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Spanish Rhymetime! Sesiones de Rimas en Espanol! Rhymes and songs for babies and children aged 0-4 and their parents or carers. For Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers. 10.30am today and the last Tuesday of each...

Book Week Scotland 2014 – How to save our libraries

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Today, on the first day of Book Week Scotland 2014, Marc Lambert, Director of Scottish Book Trust, has commented on the imminent threat to libraries in Scotland and what can be done to help...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014Mrs Mash at The Skylark: songs, stories and joining in fun from Mrs Mash aka Marie Louise Cochrane, the Storytelling Cook, for the under-5s and their parents and carers - this week...

Castleview plays a big part in Book Week Scotland launch

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Castleview Primary School had some visitors, and they arrived with free gifts.The pupils got their hands on their Book Bug Packs with three free books, ahead of Book Week Scotland - which runs from...

Free books for Primary 1 children across Scotland

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Every Primary 1 child in Scotland will get not one but three free books as part of the celebrations next week during Book Week Scotland.The national celebration of reading runs from 24 to 30...

Book Week Scotland 2014 – a celebration of books and reading

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'A love of reading......at its most powerful, transforms lives' (Sophie Moxon, Acting Director, Scottish Book Trust) For all the gloom and doom we hear about parents who never read to their children, teenagers who can...

Dive into Book Week Scotland

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To launch Book Week Scotland, divers read to the sharks at Deep Sea WorldBuilding on the success of last year's inaugural Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust are to deliver a week-long, Nationwide focus...

Book Week Scotland’s Reading Hour at the museum

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Alexander McCall Smith to lead Reading Hour at National Museum of Scotland for Book Week Scotland Celebrated authors Alexander McCall Smith and Lari Don will lead a read-in at the National Museum of Scotland this...

Edinburgh opticians to distribute free books throughout Book Week Scotland

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Free copies of a book featuring the work of Scots contributors will be available from seven Specsavers stores across the Edinburgh area this week, to celebrate the first Book Week Scotland.The opticians have teamed...

Programme for Book Week Scotland announced

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Culture Secretary announces full programme for Book Week Scotland More than 350 free events are planned for Scotland’s first national celebration of reading, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced. Ms Hyslop was at the National Library...

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