About Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is about celebrating books and reading in every part of life in Scotland.

Between 25 November and 1 December 2013, people of all ages and of all walks of life came together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They were joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of free projects and events to life.

The index below provides links to all the key features of Book Week Scotland 2013:

10 Favourite Covers Inverness artwork Book Week Scotland 2013 resources

10 Favourite Scottish Novels

The votes have been counted and the 10 favourites from the past 50 years have been revealed

Facebook App

Who is your literary alter ego? Take our literary personality quiz and find out!


Five brand new reading-inspired artworks unveiled across Scotland during the week

Book Week Scotland for Schools

A downloadable resource packed with information and ideas for teachers and librarians

Treasures book covers

Reading Heroes

Mairi Hedderwick


Treasures is a free book for all of Scotland to share, celebrating the nation’s most loved possessions

Reading Heroes

See videos of our three extraordinary, inspiring readers!

Authors Live

Mairi Hedderwick brought her most famous character, Katie Morag, to Authors Live for Book Week Scotland. Watch on demand now!

Off The Page

Organisations that worked with us on special Book Week Scotland events, to showcase the fantastic work they do all year round

P1 Family Pack Press info

P1 Family Pack

We gave three free books to all Primary 1 pupils during Book Week Scotland


Book Week Scotland would not be possible without all of our partners – organisations and groups who get as excited about reading and books as we do

Press Info

Press contact, images, audio clips and all other relevant information for broadcast, print and online publications

Scottish Book Lists

Our range of Scottish-themed book lists for Book Week Scotland, with new lists added every week

Book Week Scotland logos



Resources and Logos

All the Book Week Scotland 2013 logos to download, along with other relevant resources and guidelines




Creative Scotland/ Lottery funded logo Scottish Charity Awards 2013 - Shortlisted