Fairy Tale Exhibition at The Scottish Storytelling Centre

Floris Books launches exhibition of artwork from its Traditional Scottish Tales series Scottish folk and fairy tales provide the focus for a new exhibition opening this Thursday at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. The exhibition is made up of illustrations from three new picture books which aim to bring old Scottish stories to life for More...

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By John Hislop On Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Peter Ritchie book reading at Musselburgh Library on Saturday

Detective turned author Peter Ritchie will be reading from his latest book ‘Red Sky in the Morning’ as part of Book Week Scotland at Musselburgh Library this Saturday at 3pm. The book is the third in the Grace More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 24th, 2014

Book Week Scotland 2014 – How to save our libraries

Today, on the first day of Book Week Scotland 2014, Marc Lambert, Director of Scottish Book Trust, has commented on the imminent threat to libraries in Scotland and what can be done to help save libraries at the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 21st, 2014

Castleview plays a big part in Book Week Scotland launch

Castleview Primary School had some visitors, and they arrived with free gifts. The pupils got their hands on their Book Bug Packs with three free books, ahead of Book Week Scotland – which runs from 24th to More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, November 14th, 2014

The Children’s Giving Tree at Blackwell’s

If your home is like mine, with every shelf sagging under the weight of reading matter, you may find it hard to imagine that some children have no books at all.  These children aren’t in far off Third World More...

By Mike Smith On Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Book Review – Never Mind the Jambos

  Hearts supporters continuing to follow their team by bus and car, and then again by railway, would do well to make their journey seem much quicker by buying Never Mind the Jambos, a Hearts quiz book expertly More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The Land Agent – an evening with J David Simons

The Middle East: we see it on television news every night, we are appalled at what we see going on there – but how many of us have a clue what it’s all about?  Every side has its story, every faction More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 3rd, 2014

New film based on Waverley anniversary

  New film marks 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel – ‘Waverley’ Queen Margaret University media students, Phillip Ellarby & Fausta Avizienyte, have created a new Vox More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Nanowrimo – start writing your novel today (or not!)

Nanowrimo or November writing month launched today and a new survey of 1000 UK writers has discovered what is most likely to distract them from actually getting down to writing their novel. It is hoped that sharing More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, October 17th, 2014

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, More...