Scribbles in the Margins: The Eternal Delight of Books - Selkirk Library

Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Day Date Time
Monday27 November 201719:00 - 20:00

Impromptu bookmarks…inspecting other people’s bookshelves…the scents of pages…libraries…reading to a child; loving books is about loving stories, but it is so much more than that too. Here, author and broadcaster Daniel Gray gives us an energetic, impassioned and amusing gallivant through the delights of reading. In conversation with the poet Thomas Clark, Gray brings to life his recent book Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books (Bloomsbury), and discusses why reading in bed is the height of escapism.

Inspired by J B Priestley’s 1949 book Delight, Scribbles in the Margins is a love-letter to libraries books and bookshops, rejoicing in the many universal and sometimes odd little ways that reading and the rituals around reading make us happy. Warm, heartfelt and witty, it contains fifty short essays of prose poetry. Join us for a joy-filled celebration of our favourite pastime.

For more information about this event,

Norman Given
Telephone: 01750 726410

Event type: Panel Event/Author Reading

Event category: History, Sport, Travel

Book Week Scotland theme: Breaking Bread


Selkirk Library
Etrrick Terrace
United Kingdom

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Live Borders Libraries
Tel: 01750 726400

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Disabled bathrooms, lift, hearing loop, service dogs welcome. There is limited parking available outside the venue.