Book Week Scotland is a nationwide week-long celebration of
books and reading that takes place every November near to Saint
Andrew's Day (30 November). This year the celebration runs from
Monday 27 November to Sunday 3 December 2017.
During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come
together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to
share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this
celebration by Scotland's authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers
and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects
This year's programme includes a Virtual Festival, a
chance to win a signed first edition of Harry Potter, a personal
portrait by Chris Riddell, or a one-on-one literary consultation,
fundraising book sales and a special Reading Lunch on St Andrew's
For more information, see the Book Week Scotland website.
Publishing Scotland will be taking part in Book Week
Scotland this year by encouraging thoughtful book giving -
ScotBookFlood! Inspired by the
unique tradition of book gifting in Iceland, Jólabókaflóð (which
translates roughly as 'Christmas book flood'), ScotBookFlood will
celebrate Scottish-Nordic/Icelandic literary links and encourage
thoughtful book gifting for loved ones in the run-up to
Highlights will include:
- Interview with best-selling author Matt Haig
about his heart-warming new book for children Father Christmas
- Exploring Edinburgh and Reykjavik as UNESCO
status Cities of Literature.
- Exclusive Scottish gin cocktail recipe, inspired by Iceland's
volcanic outdoor pools.
- Acclaimed author Kirsty Logan recalls sheep,
wild swimming, and solitude in an article about her month-long
writing residency in rural Iceland.
- Publishers based in Scotland reveal what
Scottish books they will gift this Christmas.
- Exciting giveaways of books for adults and
- Pinterest boards highlighting
Scottish-Nordic literary links.
From Monday 27 November to Sunday 3 December we invite the
public to join our conversation by using the hashtags #ScotBookFlood, #BookWeekScotland, and tweeting