About Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

Book Week Scotland 2016 is taking place from Monday 21 – Sunday 27 November 2016.

During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life.

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Girl thumbs through old book by Kaboompics

Diana Gabaldon


This year we asked the people of Scotland to tell us about significant journeys they've taken in their lives. Learn more, get a copy or download the audiobook and read the submitted stories here.


Has a book made a difference in your life? Share your story today!

Photo Gallery

Check out some of the highlights from the lead-up and the week

Quote Vote

Find out which quotes the people of Scotland deemed most sharable!

man reading on an ipad, image by niekverlaan, Pixabay Reading Champions

Authors Live

Danny Wallace shares his wonderful debut, Hamish and the Worldstoppers

How Much Could You Read Instead?

Find out how much reading you could get done in the time you spend commuting or checking updates online

Reading Champions

Scotland's first Reading Champions will work closely with libraries to deliver innovative projects around reading with communities

Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag

Every Primary 1 student in Scotland received a free pack of books during Book Week Scotland. Click the link to learn more

Support Us

Celebrity #ThankBooks

Find out who celebrities and bestselling authors want to thank

Support Us

Find out how you can support Scottish Book Trust's work

Media Partner

Book Week Scotland 2015's media partner is the Daily Record. Catch up on their coverage here.

Press Info

Press contact, images, audio clips and all other relevant information for journalists

Woman reading magazine, image by Curious Bino Bookstore, image by Kristin Klein SPL at the SPL

Reading Spaces

Find out how you can create a dedicated reading space in your home or workplace

Book Lists

From great Scots to poetry, crime to romance, find a Scottish-themed book list to suit any taste or mood

Find a Bookseller

Need to restock your bookshelves? The Booksellers Association has a handy map to help you find a bookstore near you!

Poetry at the Football

We took poetry to the pitches to encourage fans to read something new - view the videos online

Partners Tell us your thoughts about Book Week Scotland

Useful information for partners

Info for our Book Week Scotland partners 2015

Book Week Scotland 2014

Relive the highlights of last year's Book Week Scotland


Learn more about our Book Week Scotland partners 2015

Tell us your thoughts about Book Week Scotland

Let us know your opinion on Book Week Scotland and you could win an iPad mini



Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour went on the road with Melvin Burgess. Learn more here.


Discover some of the exciting things that happened during Book Week Scotland through our blogs






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