Book Week Scotland Photos

From the Borders to the Orkneys, Aberdeen to Mull we had a full week of fantastic events, including author readings, the book sculpture scavenger hunt, reader portrait contest, the Reading Hour and the Pop-Up Festival at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. England and Scotland faced off in a Literary Death Match, Authors Live featured a Poetry Slam, thousands of copies of My Favourite Place were distributed and The League of Extraordinary Booklovers shared their knowledge and passion for reading with the world. Relive some of the memories (or catch up on what you missed!).




Book Sculpture based on the Robert Burns Poem Tam OShanter, hidden at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway Kevin Williamson reads in the first round of our Book Week Scotland Literary Death Match at the Pop Up Book Festival at Glasgow Libraries' Mitchell, 1 December 2012. — at Glasgow Libraries. Poet Lemn Sissay introduces the Authors Live Poetry Slam, during which Elspeth Murray, Paul Lyalls and Dizraeli faced off in front of a live audience of thousands of children Lemurs Noemie and Duke can't quite believe what they're reading at the Edinburgh Zoo
Edward Colvin, the youngest member of the League of Extraordinary Booklovers, at the Mitchell Library Pop-Up Reading Event 1 December, Photo by Rob McDougall Animal Experience Presenter Erika Oulton with Diloris the bearded dragon Two ladies show off their copies of My Favourite Place in Leith One of the entries in our Reader Portraits competition
A Gaelic Bookbug Session during the Mitchell Library Pop-Up event in Glasgow, 1 December, Photo by Rod McDougall Heather Collins and Philippa Cochrane enjoy the Reading Hour at 11 am 30 November Students vote during the Authors Live Poetry Slam Joe Dunthorne reads at the Literary Death Match during the Mitchell Library Pop-Up Event in Glasgow, 1 December
Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop with the League of Extraordinary Booklovers at the Book Week Scotland Launch A student proudly displays one of the books she received in her P1 pack. The pack was gifted to all P1 students and included books from the Scottish Children's Book Awards shortlist Emma the Chimp takes a break with her copy of My Favourite Place Book sculpture inspired by Alasdair Gray's Lanark, hidden at the Glasgow School of Art Library
Elspeth Murray performs during the Authors Live Poetry Slam Publishing Scotland presents the Battle of the Book during the Mitchell Library Pop-Up Festival in Glasgow Author John Fardell and children create a Mitchell-inspired mural during the Mitchell Library Pop-Up Festival in Glasgow, 1 December A performer at the Words Per Minute Event at the Glad Cafe. The event centred on the theme of 'Home' and featured both established names as well as artists, writers and muscians from Glasgow-based refugee communities