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Why Libraries Matter to Scotland's Communities

Guest author, Sean McNamara, discusses some of the reasons why libraries continue to remain so important to communities across Scotland.

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Judy Murray author of Knowing the Score

The Reading Life of Judy Murray

Ahead of her three appearances during Book Week Scotland 2017, we caught up with Judy Murray OBE to talk about her favourite books, and Andy and Jamie's favourite books as children.

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Michael Foreman on illustrating A Child's Garden of Verses

We're celebrating Robert Louis Stevenson Week by giving away some beautiful copies of A Child's Garden of Verses, illustrated by the legendary Michael Foreman. In this blog post, Michael talks about illustrating the book and which poems mean the most to him. Don't forget to enter our competition at the bottom of the post!

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Sir Chris Hoy on His Reading Life

We interviewed cyclist, author and hero to many Sir Chris Hoy about his reading habits as a child, teenager, adult and dad. Enjoy Chris' candid answers for Book Week Scotland:

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Radio One's Gemma Cairney

Enter Our Gemma Cairney Book Giveaway!

Find out more about DJ and author Gemma Cairney, her author tour during this year's Book Week Scotland and how you can win a brand new copy of her debut book.

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40 of the Best Songs Inspired by Books

Find out the stories behind the 40 songs inspired by books that make up our Book Week Scotland 2017 shortlist.

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November: A Month in Books

Need a new book to get you through the November darkness? Have a look at our list of some of this month's best new book releases.

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Teens' Book of the Month: The Rasputin Dagger

Check out this month's book recommendation for teenagers: a gripping historical novel from Theresa Breslin to transport you to the brink of the Russian Revolution. We have 5 copies to give away!

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5 Brilliant Books With Really Unreliable Narrators

From murderous maniacs to moody teenagers, we take you through some of fiction's most unreliable narrators.

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Great Books that Were (Initially) Flops

Think famous writers were always successful? Think again! We take a look at some of the world's most famous writers books that (initially) flopped.

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