Event and Partner Information

Book Week Scotland wouldn’t be possible without the passion, creativity and hard work of the organisations who get involved, from funded partners, schools and libraries to workplaces, community groups and many more. We’re really excited about all the events you are planning this year and can’t wait to celebrate the power of books and reading with people all over Scotland this November. The theme for Book Week Scotland 2019 is Conversation. Not all events or activities need to be informed by the theme, as we will be looking to build a range of events, related to books, reading and writing.

This page includes some key information and dates relating to Book Week. You can find more detailed information in our Book Week Scotland 2019 handbook which will be available from July 2019. 

Please note that applications for Book Week Scotland event funding have now closed. You are still welcome to organise and run a Book Week Scotland event without funding. 


Book Week Scotland All-In Day

We will invite all organisations chosen to receive funding to join us for a Book Week Scotland All-In Day on Friday 21 June at Edinburgh City Art Centre. The event is a great opportunity to meet lots of people taking part in Book Week Scotland, share ideas with one another and get all the info you need to plan a great event!


Promotion and Participation

To help you publicise your Book Week Scotland events we provide a range of free print materials such as posters, postcards and bookmarks. We also provide a Book Week Scotland Handbook with guidance on planning an event, generating press coverage and the evaluation process.


Important Dates for Book Week Scotland 2019

All-In Day: Friday 21 June at Edinburgh City Art Centre

Handbook release: July 2019

Book Week Scotland Press Launch: Wednesday 23 October

Book Week Scotland: Monday 18 to Sunday 24 November 2019