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29 March 2017

Book Week Scotland 2016

21 November 2016

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November. In 2016 it runs from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 November.

During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life came together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They were joined in this celebration by Scotland's authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life. See the Book Week Scotland website.

Publishing Scotland's events for Book Week Scotland 2016

Design by the Book: A Scottish Publishing Showcase

EDINBURGH CASTLE: 21 TO 27 NOVEMBER 2016

Publishing Scotland is presenting an exhibition at Edinburgh Castle to celebrate the very best in contemporary book design and innovation.

Design by the Book: A Scottish Publishing Showcase will highlight distinctive contributions from a dynamic and diverse array of Scottish publishers and will go behind the scenes of the creative process.

Launching during Book Week Scotland, a week-long celebration of books and reading, the exhibition also marks the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. You can see some photos of the exhibition above (taken by Publishing Scotland's Gill Tasker).

Design by the Book: A Scottish Publishing Showcase is kindly sponsored by book wholesaler Bertrams along with Glasgow-based printer Bell & Bain.

This exhibition is included in the Edinburgh Castle admission price. Tickets can be bought online in advance or on the day. See the Edinburgh Castle website.

Also look out on the HES and Edinburgh Castle websites for a chance to get free entry to celebrate St Andrew's Day. Registration for these tickets generally opens in November.

 

Afternoon Tea with Sara Sheridan

EDINBURGH CASTLE: 25 NOVEMBER 2016

Indulge in an Afternoon Tea with Sara Sheridan at Edinburgh Castle as part of Book Week Scotland. Afternoon Tea will include a reading from Sara Sheridan's most recent publication, On Starlit Seas (Black & White Publishing).

 

Display of Children's book cover designs

EDINBURGH CASTLE: 21 TO 27 NOVEMBER

The winners and a selection of other entries to the PS/SLIC cover design competition for children will be on display at the Design by the Book exhibition.