About Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across Scotland. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They are joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life.

In 2018, people of all ages from across the country attended hundreds of Book Week Scotland events in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to celebrate the power of reading. It was fantastic to see so many amazing events with some of Scotland’s best authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators.

If you didn’t manage to make it to an event this year, we’ve still got lots of great content for you to enjoy. Catch up on all the great events that were part of this year’s Digital Festival, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook for updates on Book Week Scotland 2019.


To assess the impact of Book Week Scotland 2018 Scottish Book Trust commissioned an independent evaluation, taking in the views of event organisers, event attendees, libraries, schools and the general public. You can download the full report and find an infographic summarising the findings below.

Overall the evaluation shows that there was strong engagement right across the country with over 70,000 people attending the 1500 events on offer; 99% of those who attended events said they enjoyed themselves.