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21 January 2021

Book Week Scotland Events 2013

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 biggest cities.


Events at The Mitchell Library

James Robertson: Tuesday 26 November at 1.30pm

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.

Sally Magnusson: Saturday 30 November 10.30am to 11.30am

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!

Nuala Naughton: Saturday 30 November 12 noon to 1pm

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.

Jack Webster: Saturday 30 November 3.30pm to 4.30pm

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 and


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!