Events


Fountainbridge Book Sale

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, drop in
Children, Family, Adults, Young Adult
Saturday 2 December 2017 10:00

Tollcross Community Council invites you to indulge your love of books, and spend your Saturday perusing the offerings at their Book Week Scotland second-hand book sale! All ages, all genres, all day.

With thanks to Fountainbridge Library, for making the sale possible. 


Braw Wee Book Café!

East Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire
Free, ticketed
Adults
Thursday 30 November 2017 19:00

Looking for something new to read? Desperate to find your next favourite author? Our book-loving library staff are ready to nourish your mind and your reading habit, with their best book picks and expert recommendations. This is an 18 years or over event.


Food in films: Like Water for Chocolate

Perth, Perth and Kinross
Free, ticketed
Adults
Thursday 30 November 2017 19:00

A screening of the well loved film, Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate), in Spanish with English subtitles: based on the famous novel by the Mexican author Laura Esquivel. The main character, Tita, was born in a kitchen and has a deep connection with food and loves cooking: her mood when she cooks transforms the people that eat her food.


Afternoon Mystery Book Café

Girvan, South Ayrshire
Free, drop in
Adults
Thursday 30 November 2017 14:00

How often do you judge a book by its cover? Would you like to "blind taste" a new reading treat? Join us for a cuppa and a cake and settle down to sample one of our mystery books in a bag. A good time guaranteed on a dark November afternoon.


E-book Reading Workshop

Aviemore, Highland
Free, drop in
Adults
Thursday 30 November 2017 10:00

In recent times, there's been a shift to e-books and reading apps, but many are still confused as to how they work. This taster session, lead by one our tutors, will introduce people to apps and online resources, where they can books/magazines etc. Suitable for beginners to tablets/iPads.


Have a Midwinter Break with Bernard MacLaverty

Dalmuir, West Dunbartonshire
Free, ticketed
Adults
Wednesday 29 November 2017 19:30

Bernard MacLaverty has produced an incredible body of work with novels such as Cal, Lamb and Grace Notes, as well as highly acclaimed collections of short stories. His latest novel is Midwinter Break. A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend. A holiday to refresh the senses, to do some sightseeing and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives. Their relationship seems safe, easy, familiar – but over the course of the four days we discover the deep uncertainties which exist between them.


Mystery Literary Parcels

Midlothian , Midlothian
Free, unticketed
Adults
Monday 27 November 2017 09:30, Tuesday 28 November 2017 13:00, Wednesday 29 November 2017 09:30, Thursday 30 November 2017 09:30, Friday 1 December 2017 09:30, Saturday 2 December 2017 09:30

Never judge a book by its cover…. Grab a mystery parcel at Mayfield Library during Book Week Scotland, and discover something new and unexpected!


Book and a Brew in the Grassmarket

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, unticketed
Family, Adults, Young Adult
Thursday 30 November 2017 00:00, Friday 1 December 2017 00:00, Saturday 2 December 2017 00:00, Sunday 3 December 2017 00:00

The Greater Grassmarket is celebrating Book Week Scotland with a fabulous Book and a Brew deal, offering customers a free hot drink when they buy or borrow a book between 30th November and 3rd December. Anyone who buys a book in participating bookstores or borrows from the Central Library will be given a Book and a Brew voucher, entitling them to a complimentary hot drink while sitting-in at one of the Greater Grassmarket’s cafes.