James Baldwin

Rebellious Writers: James Baldwin

We take a look at the life and work of James Baldwin, a writer who laid bare racial inequality in 20th century America.

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J M Barrie

4 Book Lovers who Left Charitable Gifts in Their Wills

The generous legacies of four famous book lovers have echoed down the decades. Learn more about what they did, and how you, too, can help future generations discover a love of books.

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6 Great Scottish Days Out for Book-Loving Families

Need some ways to fill the school holidays? Take the kids on some book-related outings they'll love!

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Scottish Novel World Cup 2018

A Guide to the Scottish Novel World Cup 2018

To make up for Scotland's absence from another World Cup, we are running our very own Scottish Novel World Cup on Twitter. Which author will you support?

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Teen Book of the Month: Trespassers

July's Book of the Month is Trespassers, the much-anticipated sequel to Ferryman by Claire McFall. We have five copies to give away!

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

Book-to-Film Adaptations at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2018

We've rounded up a selection of book-to-film adaptions at this year's Edinburgh international Film Festival.

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Selection of Scottish book covers

#ScottishNovelWorldCup: The World Cup in Scottish Novels

In anticipation of our Scottish Novel World Cup, guest author Tony Garner takes a look at which books actually feature the famous tournament within their pages.

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May Whitty as Miss Froy

5 Memorable Spinsters From Books

To celebrate Old Maid's Day, we decided to bring together five of our favourite spinsters from books.

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Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe Book Cover

Children's Book of the Month: Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe

Check out this month's book recommendation for children: a touching story about change and ice cream by Jonathan Meres. We have 5 copies to give away!

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Edith Wharton

Rebellious Writers: Edith Wharton

We take a look at the life and work of one of America's celebrated writers, Edith Wharton, and how her writing reflects a rebellious spirit in an age of quiet convention.

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