Order your copies of Secrets and Confessions

Book Week Scotland is an annual week-long celebration of books and reading, run by Scottish Book Trust.

This year, it will take place from Monday 21st – Sunday 27th November with a packed programme of events and activities planned throughout the country.

Reading and writing transform lives

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives.

A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing, and is one of the most effective ways to help children escape the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Can you help us turn Scotland into a nation of booklovers?

As part of Book Week Scotland we gift 150,000 copies of an exclusive book, filled with stories written by members of the public, to encourage people to get reading. The theme of the book this year is Secrets and Confessions.

This is where we need your help. Can you become a gifter for Secrets & Confessions?

Your task

We need volunteers to gift 25 copies of the book to adults in their local community who don’t read regularly and who might not normally participate in something like Book Week Scotland.

We know that persuading adults to try reading, perhaps for the first time in years, is most successful when they are given a book with a personal recommendation and encouragement.

Secrets and Confessions is packed with a wide range of pieces of different lengths, with different subjects, in different styles – and each shares a personal experience of a real person.

If you could gift the book, with a conversation about why you think the person you are giving it to might enjoy it, or might connect with a particular story you will be sharing your love of reading in a really simple, effective way. You might want to recommend a piece that you know resonates with someone’s own life experience, or you might want to talk about a piece that made you laugh or cry, or you could mention a story that really evokes your local area or community.

If you are interested in sharing your love of reading by being a Secrets and Confessions gifter, we need a full delivery address for you. Please fill in the delivery information form below.