Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November!

Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

About Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

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During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life.

Book Week Scotland is run by Scottish Book Trust and supported by partners all over Scotland.

Upcoming Events at Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

Alexander McCall Smith 20th Anniversary Tea Party

Alexander McCall Smith 20th Anniversary Tea Party

21st November 2018
Longniddry Library staff will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books by hosting a tea party on 21st November as part of Book Week Scotland.
Around Scotland with Paul Brown

Around Scotland with Paul Brown

21st November 2018
Scout leader turned author, Paul Brown, tells of a trip around the far north and west coast of Scotland, witnessed from the steamed-up windows of a clapped-out minibus.
Scottish-Themed Bookbug Sessions - West Lothian

Scottish-Themed Bookbug Sessions - West Lothian

21st November 2018 - 22nd November 2018
Join Scottish-themed songs and rhymes at these Bookbug sessions! Free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.
There’s Been a Murrrderr!

There’s Been a Murrrderr!

21st November 2018
There’s a body in the library… Can you work out whodunnit? Come along to Newbattle Library on Wednesday 21st November for an evening of murder, mayhem, suspense and intrigue!!
Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families and Me

Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families and Me

21st November 2018
Come along to The Brunton on 21st November for a unique evening with wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan as part of Book Week Scotland!
Meet Tony Black

Meet Tony Black

22nd November 2018
Don’t miss this opportunity to come and meet Tony Black, Irvine Welsh’s favourite British crime writer, at Danderhall Library on 22nd November!
Rosemary Goring, Scotland: Her Story

Rosemary Goring, Scotland: Her Story

22nd November 2018
Book Week Scotland: Join Rosemary Goring at Greywalls Hotel on 22nd November as she tells Scotland’s story from the unique perspective of women down the centuries.
Badger the Mystical Mutt

Badger the Mystical Mutt

22nd November 2018
Come along to Lanthorn Library and meet Badger the Mystical Mutt, the spell-making, toast-eating dog that everyone loves!
Cinico: Passion, Cynicism and Rebellion in Political Writing

Cinico: Passion, Cynicism and Rebellion in Political Writing

22nd November 2018
Join author Allan Cameron together with author, politician and political commentator Jim Sillars to explore themes of passion, cynicism and rebellion in politics.
Gordon Lawrie Comes in from the Cold!

Gordon Lawrie Comes in from the Cold!

22nd November 2018
Come and be entertained as Edinburgh writer Gordon Lawrie reads some recent material and performs a few songs at Gorebridge Library on 22nd November.
Plants on Paper: Flower Painting or Botanical Illustration?

Plants on Paper: Flower Painting or Botanical Illustration?

22nd November 2018
Join local artist Janet Dyer, who works alongside botanists and collectors, to learn the secrets of life as a plant illustrator.
How to Find Calm: An Anxiety Event for Children

How to Find Calm: An Anxiety Event for Children

22nd November 2018
Listen as author and illustrator Deborah Malcolm talks about why she thinks it is important to talk about coping with anxiety at a young age. An event aimed at families and children.
Storytelling and Survival: Marking 40 Years of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

Storytelling and Survival: Marking 40 Years of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

22nd November 2018
2018 marks Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre's 40th Anniversary. Join the centre for an evening celebration event on the theme of storytelling and survival.
Appointment in Arezzo

Appointment in Arezzo

22nd November 2018
Appointment in Arezzo: Alan Taylor describes his friendship with Muriel Spark, one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century at Haddington Library on 22nd November.
Rebel Book Club

Rebel Book Club

24th November 2018
David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Mark E Smith were great musicians, but also great wordsmiths. For one night only, Rebel Book Club delves deep into the words that made them and the words they made.
Celebrating All the Rebels!

Celebrating All the Rebels!

24th November 2018
Come and celebrate the rebels out there at Newtongrange Library! There will be fun crafts, snacks and storytelling with a very special guest - Pepper the Therapy Dog!
In Full Bloom: Liberty Storytelling with Jan Bee Brown

In Full Bloom: Liberty Storytelling with Jan Bee Brown

24th November 2018
Storyteller Jan Bee Brown will gather a bouquet of stories of rebels who were inspired by the language of flowers and Liberty prints as part of LIBERTY Art Fabrics & Fashion.
Edinburgh Comic Art Festival

Edinburgh Comic Art Festival

25th November 2018
Edinburgh Comic Art Festival returns to Leith's Out of the Blue Drill Hall on 25th November with a packed comic book market, workshops, talks and events for comic book fans of all ages!
Musical Stories

Musical Stories

1st December 2018
To celebrate Bookweek Scotland, join storyteller Daniel Allison to hear some captivating tales brought to life with music and inspired by the traditional tales we all know and loved as children.

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