Get Gallus with Muriel Gray

Cove, Argyll and Bute
Paid, ticketed
Sunday 27 November 2016 15:30

Gloriously gallus author, TV presenter and Munro bagger extraordinaire Muriel Gray will be joining the Cove and Kilcreggan Book festival for a wonderfully entertaining event.

Magic Lantern Storytelling

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, Unticketed
Friday 25 November 2016 15:00, Friday 25 November 2016 16:00

In the cosy atmosphere of the Museum of Childhood, hear tales of dreams and adventures from storyteller Ailie Finlay, colourfully illuminated by a real Victorian magic lantern show.

Book Generator Postbox!

Dalkeith , Midlothian
Free, unticketed
Monday 21 November 2016 09:30, Tuesday 22 November 2016 09:30, Wednesday 23 November 2016 09:30, Thursday 24 November 2016 09:30, Friday 25 November 2016 09:30, Saturday 26 November 2016 09:30, Sunday 27 November 2016 09:30

Looking for some new books to read? All out of inspiration? Look no further! Come and fill out our quick postcard and drop it into our Book Generator Postbox. Sit back and wait for your custom selected recommendations to pop into your inbox or come back to visit us and collect your super selections. Can’t wait to get your hands on our choices? Reserve our recommendations for free during Book Week Scotland! Happy Reading!

Writing for Prizes

Juniper Green, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Saturday 26 November 2016 19:30

Ian Campbell retired from the chair of Scottish and Victorian Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where he remains Emeritus Professor and Teaching Fellow. There are innumerable ways of writing and of awarding prizes. Above all, fairness matters.  Saltire Prize judging has given Ian years of experience and perspective.

An Afternoon with Leila Aboulela

Aberdeen, Aberdeen
Free, ticketed
Saturday 26 November 2016 14:30

Aberdeen City Libraries will welcome one of Aberdeen’s own award winning writers to help us bring our Book Week Scotland celebrations to a close.

Born in Cairo, brought up in Khartoum and now living in Aberdeen, Leila Aboulela will visit Aberdeen Central Library on Saturday 26 November at 2.30pm to talk about her fantastic works including her latest novel ‘The Kindness of Enemies’.

Spaces at this free event are limited so booking is essential.

Make your own Mystery Book Sculpture

Edinburgh, East Lothian
Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start)
Saturday 26 November 2016 14:00

Craigmillar Library is the lucky home of not one but TWO of the Mystery Book Sculptor's works of art: two birds made from books!
At this drop-in workshop, you can come along and build your very own book sculpture. Recycle old books, build your own work of art, and help make our library beautiful!
Special guest artist Eleanor Stewart will be attendance to help you make your creations. Drop in any time before 3.30pm to make a sculpture. Suitable for all ages but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.