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MSPs holding Rebel book

Scottish Parliament celebrates Book Week Scotland

MSP will gift Rebel books at Scottish Parliament

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Bookbug and children in a classroom

Almost half a million books gifted to Primary 1 to 3 pupils for Book Week Scotland

Every pupil currently in Primary 1 to 3 in Scotland will receive amazing books as part of the annual celebrations.

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Book Week Scotland joins forces with Waterstones

First Minister and Maggie O’Farrell recommend rebellious reads

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Joanne Harris and Blue Salt Road book cover

Bestselling author to visit Callander school for Book Week Scotland

McLaren High school to host Chocolat author Joanne Harris

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Fife library challenges conventions with music, beer and banned books night

Cupar Library to host alt-folk musician Beerjacket for unique event

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Sam Coniffe Allende and Akala

Best-selling rebel writers engage with Edinburgh communities for Book Week Scotland

Akala and Sam Coniffe Allende to take part in unique community events

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Marjolein Robertson

Comedian to teach stand-up in schools for Book Week Scotland

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson embarks on tour of rural schools

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Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2019 Open for Applications

The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship for professional writers is now open for applications.

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Claire Askew and Nancy Clench

Rebel Claire Askew embarks on Scottish student tour for Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland 2018 runs from 19 November to 25 November

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Top crime writer Val McDermid becomes new Scottish Book Trust patron

Top crime writer Val McDermid becomes new Scottish Book Trust patron

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has appointed a new patron, the prominent Scottish writer Val McDermid. A long-time supporter of the charity’s work, Val is one of the biggest names in crime writing and her novels have been translated into 40...

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