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March: a Month in Books

It's an exciting month in the world of books! Read on to discover some of the big new book and film releases and festivals happening across Scotland.

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World Book Day

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs talks about the importance of books and reading, and the government's plans to support and promote both throughout Scotland

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Important Lessons from the World of Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss's worlds and creatures have long inspired readers of all ages and today would have been his 113 birthday! Here are some wonderful lessons we've picked up from his stories, in the style of Dr Seuss obviously...

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Five Easy Ways That Parents Can Relight Their Book Fire

Small children can make picking up a book quite challenging, unless it's for them! Reading a good book for fun isn't often high on the priority list as a parent, but here are some quick book fixes to get you back on the reading wagon!

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Late to the Historical Fiction Party: Six Ways to Get Started

Don’t think historical fiction’s for you? These 6 books might just change your mind

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Behind the Scenes at the Library: West Dunbartonshire

We learn a bit more about life at West Dunbartonshire's Alexandria Library, from Pokemon Go to tie-dye t-shirts. there's lots to discover!

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#ScotTeenBookPrize: Win the shortlist!

We can't wait to announce which book has won the prize on 1 March, but first we are giving away a set of this great shortlist. Read on for a reminder of which books are shortlisted and enter to win your own copies!

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February: A Month in Books

February promises all your heart could desire! From winter word festivals to Harry Potter and Christian Grey, we've got it covered.

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13 books that turn 25 this year and why they still matter

We cast our eyes back to take a fresh look at some of the enduring works first published in 1992 and celebrating their 25th birthday this year.

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21 Book-to-Film Adaptations to go to the Cinema for in 2017

If you like to read the book before watching the movie, make sure you check out our preview of which books will be getting the silver screen treatment in 2017.

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