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About the Book Week Scotland book

Every year, to celebrate Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust produces a free book, made up of true stories from people all over Scotland.

The book is distributed around libraries, arts venues, bookshops and schools around the country, to help encourage a love of reading.

Encouraging writing and storytelling

The book begins earlier in the year, through our Scotland's Stories writing project. Scotland's Stories encourages people to submit their true, personal stories, inspired by a particular theme. It's a project for everyone: from those who write regularly to someone that's never picked up a pen. We believe everyone has a story to tell and that telling that story can be a powerful, transformative experience.

This year's book

This year's theme is Adventure and we received hundreds of fantastic stories(this link will open in a new window) earlier in the year. A small number were selected by our panel for publication in the final collection that will be distributed around the country during Book Week Scotland 2023 (13-19 November).

Scotland's Stories is an annual project and will reopen for submissions in April 2024.

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Celebrating Scotland's Stories in Book Week Scotland

The book is one of the easiest ways for people to engage with Book Week Scotland and has been beloved by our partners for years. We are indebted to the hundreds of gifters that spread the book far and wide throughout the week, sharing them with friends, family and colleagues, and connecting readers to a multitude of perspectives and memories.

This year we'll be sending 70,000 copies of Adventure around the country to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2023 (13-19 November). If you would like to help us get the book into as many hands as possible you can order copies(this link will open in a new window). If you only require a few copies you can order from our online shop(this link will open in a new window) instead.

Previous Book Week Scotland books