Previous Book Weeks Scotland

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that has taken place annually since 2012. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading, alongside many well-known authors and illustrators from Scotland and beyond. Here are some of the highlights of years past.

 

2014

The third annual Book Week Scotland featured love letters to libraries, a vote for the favourite Scottish literary character, stories of home and hundreds of events.

Artworks for libraries
Who's your literary lovematch?
Character vote

Artworks For Libraries

Five large library artworks were unveiled across Scotland during Book Week Scotland 2014 - find out more about them here

Find your Literary Love Match

Who's your dream date from fiction? Find out here!

Favourite Character from a Scottish Novel

Discover who was voted the favourite character from a Scottish book during Book Week Scotland 2014

Scotland's Stories of Home

We asked the people of Scotland what 'home' meant to them. Read all of the responses from across the country and download the eBook

 

2013

In 2013 we paid tribute to our reading heroes, set artists loose on five libraries, and called on the people of Scotland to vote for their favourite Scottish novel, share their tales of treasures and discover their literary alter ego

Treasures book covers
10 Favourite Covers

Murals

Five artists were tasked with creating new artworks which were unveiled on a different library across the country over the course of the week. See all the murals and learn how they were created

Who in Fiction Are You?

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

Treasures

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

10 Favourite Scottish Novels

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

 

2012

Scotland's first ever national celebration of books and reading featured more than 350 fantastic events, including The Reading Hour, as well as the publication of My Favourite Place, a literary treasure hunt and more!

The League of Extraordinary Booklovers

Book Sculptures

We sent the people of Scotland on a wild literary treasure hunt. Learn more and see all the book sculptures here

My Favourite Place

People from around Scotland contributed stories of their favourite places throughout the country. Read them all here!

Video

Take a look back at some of Book Week Scotland's wonderful events and learn more about what the week was all about

The League of Extraordinary Booklovers

We recruited a team of reading-mad volunteers aged from five to 75 to make reading recommendations to anyone who asked!