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Shelf Life: Turn Over a New Page

As Spring is making its way tentatively into 2017, it's time to clean up your shelves and get some new reads on the go! Here are some suggestions to shake up your shelves this Spring.

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Polly Clark's Top 7 Books with Heroines on the Edge

On release day of the much anticipated Larchfield, we hear from author Polly Clark about some of her favourite novels concerned with women on the edge...

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Hooray! Hooray! It’s Storytelling Day!

Hooray! Hooray! It’s Storytelling Day!

For World Storytelling Day we asked storyteller Renita Boyle to tell us what she loves about telling stories and what they can do for you!

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My top 5 Sherlock Holmes stories

Robert J. Harris is the author of the fantastic new Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries. Given his love for all things Holmes, we thought we'd ask him for his top five tales featuring the great detective!

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Children's Book of the Month: The Cherry Pie Princess

Check out this month's book recommendation for children: an exciting adventure story from Vivian French. We have 5 copies to give away!

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March: a Month in Books

It's an exciting month in the world of books! Read on to discover some of the big new book and film releases and festivals happening across Scotland.

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World Book Day

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs talks about the importance of books and reading, and the government's plans to support and promote both throughout Scotland

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Important Lessons from the World of Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss's worlds and creatures have long inspired readers of all ages and today would have been his 113 birthday! Here are some wonderful lessons we've picked up from his stories, in the style of Dr Seuss obviously...

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Five Easy Ways That Parents Can Relight Their Book Fire

Small children can make picking up a book quite challenging, unless it's for them! Reading a good book for fun isn't often high on the priority list as a parent, but here are some quick book fixes to get you back on the reading wagon!

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Late to the Historical Fiction Party: Six Ways to Get Started

Don’t think historical fiction’s for you? These 6 books might just change your mind

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