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About Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across Scotland.

Book Week Scotland – now in its tenth year – is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country in November. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together to share the joy of reading. Together with Scottish Book Trust’s curated programme, our partners deliver hundreds of unique, exciting events and activities that celebrate the transformative power of 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.

Book Week Scotland would not exist without the creativity and dedication of its partner organisations. Their focus on providing bold, inspiring events and activities for their communities embodies the spirit of the week, building on its success and reach across Scotland year after year.

Due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19, Book Week Scotland 2021 will feature a blended programme of events and activities. Organisations can apply for funding to put on digital events, community activities or in-person events (if permitted in November 2021).

If your organisation thinks it could put on a great Book Week event or activity, why not apply to become a partner in 2021? For more information on eligibility and how to apply, see our information on the Book Week Scotland 2021 Fund, Emerging Programmers Fund, and funding conditions.

Book Week Scotland 2021 will take place from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 November.

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Book Week Scotland:

Book Week Scotland is supported by Creative Scotland(this will open in a new window) and The Scottish Libraries and Information Council (SLIC)(this will open in a new window).

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