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Friday Twitter Game - #pubbooks

Highlights from today's Friday twitter game, which was #pubbooks . @doglaunchers @ scottishbktrust The Beautiful and Drammed, F Scott Fitzgerald #pubbooks @catrionaSBT The Name of the Rosé #pubbooks @schuftronic The Count of Creme-de-Menthey Christo #pubbooks @ lorna_gallagher #pubbooks James and...

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West Port Book Festival: Organising a Community Book Festival

“The West Port is Edinburgh’s Soho, a heady mix of booze, bosoms, bespoke tailoring and BOOKS. It would almost be churlish not to celebrate this profusion of pages so we run an annual book festival that plays out over a number of wonderful venues, ranging from singular second-hand bookshops to...

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Cassandra: A Borrower, Past and Present

Our volunteer Cassandra who is a life-long borrower and library appreciator, writes about the changing library and its benefits for everyone. ***** For as long as I can recall my local library – wherever I was living at the time ­– has been a big part of my life. As a small child I eagerly sat in a...

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Stewart Bain: Behind the Scenes at the Library

“Good morning, I found a bumblebee floating in a bucket of water and I wondered if there is perhaps something like a Bumblebee Preservation Society?” Working in a library you must be prepared for the fact that you can, and will, be asked anything. Despite living in the age of the internet, it is...

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Test Your Library Smarts!

Since The Borrower stars librarian Lucy, and a library is where the tale begins, we thought we'd give you a challenge to test your knowledge of libraries. Click here to take the quiz and let us know how many you got right in the comments! 1-3 right - Dewey Dunce 4-6 right - Left on the Shelf 7-9...

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LLF Author Mandy Haggith Reviews 'The Borrower'

Book Talk is off to a flying start with author Rebecca Makkai sharing a few secrets during our twitter chat yesterday. (Hint- Follow the yellow brick road!) Today's treat comes from one of our Live Literature Authors, Scottish Book Trust's website hosts a database of authors who live and work in...

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Launch Day and What's Coming Up Next On Book Talk

So you've listened to the podcast , joined in with the live twitter chat and checked out our new section for book groups , what comes next? We have The Borrower themed goodies lined up for you all week, so do come back and visit us again. Tuesday 4th October - Live Literature Review - Each month we...

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Save the Date

On Monday October 3rd, our online book group Book Talk gets going, starting with a book discussion podcast featuring guests journalist Pauline McLean and librarian Rachel McCabe plus live twitter chat. They will be discussing The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai , so if you want to join in, the time to...

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Book Love

If you're a book lover, Claire Stewart would strongly urge you to get a copy of The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, (a kidnap/roadtrip/offbeat adventure with book references galore, starring a librarian and a beleaguered wee boy). Preferably this week. Read on to find out why... What’s the best thing...

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