Author events, pop-up book shops and catalogue
Book Week Scotland 2013 runs from 25 November to 1 December and
Publishing Scotland and its publishers are getting involved with
events at The Mitchell Library in Glasgow, a catalogue and pop-up book shops in our two
Events at The Mitchell Library
When Itchy Coo's Scots version of The Gruffalo was published in 2012 it
immediately became a Scottish children's bestseller, and now the
sequel, The Gruffalo's Wean is here! James
will be reading from this new book in his inimitable style.
Julia Donaldson: signing books on Thursday 28 November from 4pm to 5pm
Come and meet Julia Donaldson, creator of the world famous
Gruffalo when she will be signing books.
She is the author of six books, but Horace the Haggis is Sally
Magnusson's first for children. Come and hear Sally read from her
second book featuring our hero Horace - Horace the Haggis and the Ghost Dog - a
delightful story of bravery, friendship and a hint of danger!
Barrowland: A Glasgow Experience, is the
new book from multi-award-winning journalist, editor, lecturer and
trainer Nuala Naughton. It charts the amazing resurrection of the
legendary rock concert venue from its humble beginnings as a
popular Glasgow dance hall through its commercial decline in the
1960s and beyond until it was reinvented in the early '80s as a
concert venue that remains feted by fans and artists alike.
In A Final Grain of Truth the final
instalment of his highly acclaimed autobiography, one of Scotland's
most respected and commended journalists Jack Webster looks back at
an eventful life and career. He details experiences that shaped his
life as well as the many people he has encountered along the way -
from some of the greatest celebrities of our time to ordinary
people with extraordinary stories to tell.
For details about all these events and Book Week Scotland,
please visit www.scottishbooktrust.com/events and www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/Pages/home.aspx
Pop-up book shops
Book Week Scotland hubs of activity The Mitchell Library in
Glasgow and The Central Library in Edinburgh will be hosting our
first pop-up book shops. We are partnering with Marie Moser from
The Edinburgh Bookshop and Susan Frize from the Milngavie Bookshop
to sell an array of great books from Scottish publishers in these
landmark city-centre locations.
We've also got a Book Week Scotland 2013 catalogue with a
selection of members' books (download the PDF version). Look out for the print copies in
book shops and libraries and decide what to add to your Must Read
and/or Christmas gift lists!