Read Blether

To celebrate Book Week Scotland 2019, we asked people all over Scotland to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Blether.

Blether cover

As part of our annual story project, we asked people all over Scotland to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Blether.

A good blether can help us through a tough time, give us the confidence to overcome a hurdle or just put a smile on our face at the end of a long day.

Hundreds of people from across Scotland told us what Blether means to them. We shared every Blether story we received online, and published our favourites in a free book that will be distributed across the country during Book Week Scotland 2019. These stories are a gift from us to you to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2019. We hope they will inspire you to have a blether with someone today.

Find a copy of Blether

Free copies of Blether will be available at Book Week Scotland events, as well as libraries, workplaces, colleges and other settings across Scotland.

Want to share Blether with people in your network? Get in touch now to become a Book Week Scotland book gifter(this will open in a new window).

Download the Blether ebook

Download Blether as an ebook to enjoy on the go.

Download Blether for e-readers

Download Blether for kindle

Listen to the audiobook

You can also hear recordings of all the stories, the majority of which are read by the authors themselves, thanks to our friends at RNIB Connect Radio(this will open in a new window) and RNIB Scotland(this will open in a new window).

Download Blether as a PDF

Together with tales from well-known writers such as Chris McQueer, Leila Aboulela and Nikesh Shukla, the selected stories are also available to download as a PDF.

Read all Blether stories

Hundreds of people from across Scotland have told us what Blether means to them. You can read all their stories online.

Read Blether stories