The 18th Independent Radical Book Fair at Out of the Blue

Would you like to try an alternative book festival? The 18th Independent Radical Book Fair begins on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Organised by Edinburgh’s own Word Power Books, the fair will feature talks, film screenings and an exhibition of photography, plus stalls run by over seventy publishers. The Radical Book Fair will be hosted by Out of More...

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By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Clocking life: William McIlvanney and Jenni Fagan

‘The moment crackled like an electric storm’ Lines like this would be gold dust to most writers, but in William McIlvanney’s books they just keep on coming. This man, the creator of Jack Laidlaw, More...

By John Preece On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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‘Sir Walter Scott’ at Waverley Station

Great Scott! – Sir Walter’s Words Around Waverley From today Edinburgh’s Waverley Station – the only railway station in the world named after a novel – will be awash with the wit and wisdom More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Book Week Scotland 2014 – a celebration of books and reading

‘A love of reading……at its most powerful, transforms lives’ (Sophie Moxon, Acting Director, Scottish Book Trust) For all the gloom and doom we hear about parents who never read to their More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Edinburgh City Libraries support the Just Read campaign

Today Edinburgh City Libraries announce their support of ITV Good Morning Britain’s ‘Just Read’ campaign, to encourage parents and carers to spend ten minutes reading with their children every day. The campaign, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Edinburgh Schools – enter now to win cash for your libraries

EDINBURGH SCHOOLS SET FOR LIBRARY ENERGISER Survey of parents in the Edinburgh & Lothians reveals 47 per cent have at some point been concerned about school facilities ScottishPower Foundation will celebrate More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Meet Joan Rowe this week at Linlithgow’s own independent bookshop

This evening Edinburgh-based author Joan Rowe will be at Far From The Madding Crowd bookshop in Linlithgow to talk about her book, Duty. Duty is a work of fiction based on the diary kept by Albert Anderson, who More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Scottish Book Trust Children’s Book shortlist announced

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce today that three Edinburgh-based authors Alexander McCall Smith, Gill Arbuthnot and William Sutcliffe have been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Children’s Book More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Hugo Award for Edinburgh-Based Author

Congratulations today to sci-fi and fantasy author Charles Stross, who has just won a Hugo Award for his novella Equoid. The Hugo Awards are science fiction’s most prestigious prizes, voted on by members More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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The Edinburgh International Book Festival – Stuart MacBride: brains, bad language and a skeleton called Bob

Chairpersons of some sessions at The Edinburgh International Book Festival are excellent (Stuart Kelly, Richard Holloway, I’m looking at you..), some are a little less impressive.  If his first few lines More...