About Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland 2017 is taking place from Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December.

Watch this space for more info about all the exciting ways you can take part!

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

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.

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There are hundreds of events for all ages happening across the country during Book Week Scotland. Find one near you!

Book Week Scotland Auction

This is your chance to win a signed first edition of Harry Potter, a personal portrait by Chris Riddell, or a one-on-one literary consultation!

Vote: Favourite Songs Inspired by Books or Poems

Vote now to ensure your favourite makes it into the top ten!

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Virtual Festival

We have a packed week of events you can take part in online, wherever you are!

Dress Up Your Twitter and Facebook!

We have two exclusive skins! Share your love of reading and BWS!

Hold a Reading Lunch

Join us for a Reading Lunch on St Andrews Day - wherever you are!

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Schools and Parents

Find out how children can get involved in Book Week Scotland

Hold a Fundraising Book Sale

Support Scottish Book Trust's work by holding a book sale or swish during Book Week Scotland! Get your free fundraising guide here.

Book Lists

From great Scots to poetry, crime to romance, find a Scottish-themed book list to suit any taste or mood

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Find a Bookseller

Need to restock your bookshelves? The Booksellers Association has a handy map to help you find a bookstore near you!

Information for Partners

Download logos and guidelines and find key dates for Book Week Scotland 2017

Information for Press

Find key dates, images and more

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Learn more about the libraries, schools and organisations that help make Book Week Scotland possible





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