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Book Week Scotland 2019

Find out more about the National Book Week Scotland initiative from the Scottish Book Trust

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At Glasgow Libraries we'll be celebrating all things books and reading with Book Week Scotland from 18-24 November. This special week is a chance to indulge a love of literature as well as discover new genres and writers and we'd love you to join us!

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What is Book Week Scotland?

Our week-long extravaganza will feature a whole host of events and activities from authors, illustrators, poets and writers and both the Mitchell and local libraries throughout the city will be taking part. We'll feature events to pique any interest as well as special activities for families. 

This year's theme is Blether! That's right, we're having a good old blether this year at Book Week Scotland. Leading authors will join us to put the world to rights and have their say throughout the week.

We'll be joined by Mairi Kidd on novel her Warriors, Witches and Damn Rebel Bitches as she takes a look at the Scottish Women who changed history. We'll also have appearances from leading Scottish writers Doug Johnstone and writing duo Ambrose Parry (otherwise know as Christopher Brookmyre and his wife Dr Marisa Haetzman), Alex Grey, Lisa Ballantyne and Christopher Priest, to name just a few. There's also a special Poetry Blether when Glasgow's Gaelic Poet Laureate Niall O'Gallagher gets together with Glasgow's Makar Jim Carruth.

But the cherry on top has to be a visit from Scotland's very own Oor Wullie with illustrator Tom Morgan-Jones, with a Gaelic theme and lots of fun and games, a right treat for all the family! 

What's On?

There's lots going on a Book Week Scotland to take a look at our full programme and pick what your fancy. Most of our events are free! 

To buy Book Week Scotland tickets for our "In association with Aye Write" events click here.

Book Groups at Glasgow Libraries

Book Week Scotland is the perfect time to think about starting your very own Book Group.

It's so easy to do and Glasgow Libraries can help you select books and borrow for your whole group, we can even offer you a place to meet. Book Groups are a great opportunity to broaden your reading horizons by trying genres you might not naturally have picked. They also encourage you to keep up with your reading. And a book always comes to life when you have the opportunity to discuss it with others who have read it as you can analyse characters, ponder their decisions, ask each other what if and explore deeper themes. 

Come along to our Big Book Blether event on Saturday 23rd November to find out more starting Book Groups with Glasgow Libraries. 

How can I get involved?

There's lots of ways to get involved in Book Week Scotland! You can come along to one of our events for starters. But Book Week Scotland is about celebrating reading. So why not set yourself a personal challenge to read a new genre during that week. Is there a novel you've been putting off reading for years? Give it a go during Book Week Scotland. And of course pop along to your local Glasgow Library to borrow a great selection of books, or even borrow an eBook with our online library. You can also pop along to one of special Book Week Scotland Quiz and test your Scottish knowledge! 

 

Book Week Scotland reads

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Book:The stalker, Alex Gray:2019
Author: Gray, Alex
Year 2019
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Publisher: Sphere
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Book:Breakers, Doug Johnstone:2019
Author: Johnstone, Douglas, 1970-
Year 2019
Media class: Book
Publisher: Orenda Books
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Book:Uilleam againne:2017
Year 2017
Language: ?language.gae?
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Publisher: D.C. Thomson
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Note: Gaelic text
95 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 27cm
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Book:Anywhere's better than here, Zoe Venditozzi:2012:309 pages ; 21cm
Author: Venditozzi, Zoe
Year 2012
Media class: Book
Edition: 309 pages ; 21cm
Publisher: Sandstone
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Book:Matilda (Scots), Illustrated by Quentin Blake, translated by Anne Donovan:2019:New
Author: Dahl, Roald
Author: Blake, Quentin
Year 2019
Media class: Book
Edition: New
Publisher: Black & White Pub
Resource type: Physical
256p, ill (B & W line illus throughout) ; 19.8x12.9cm (Paperback)
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Book:The art of dying, Ambrose Parry:2019
Author: Parry, Ambrose
Year 2019
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Publisher: Canongate
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Book:What she saw last night, M.J. Cross:2019
Author: Cross, Mason
Year 2019
Media class: Book
Publisher: Orion
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Book:The way of all flesh, Ambrose Parry:2019
Author: Parry, Ambrose
Year 2019
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Publisher: Canongate
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Note: Originally published: 2018
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Book:Where are the women?, a guide to an imagined Scotland, Sara Sheridan:2019
Author: Sheridan, Sara, 1968-
Year 2019
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Historic Environment Scotland
Resource type: Physical
447 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Book:Travels with a stick, a pilgrim's journey to Santiago de Compostela, Richard Frazer:2019
Author: Frazer, Richard
Author: Frazer, Richard
Year 2019
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Birlinn
Resource type: Physical
xvi, 220 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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