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The Book Week Scotland adventure begins in Glasgow

One Scot will find a voucher for a year's worth of books in one of this year's free Book Week Scotland books, which feature a story from a Glasgow writer,

The Book Week Scotland adventure begins in Glasgow

Article Source: Book Week Scotland
Last Updated: 13 November 2023 13:17

Book Week Scotland begins today, Monday 13 November, with this year’s theme of ‘adventure’. Book Week Scotland is a national annual celebration of books and reading, with events taking place in libraries and community venues across the country, delivered by Scottish Book Trust – the national charity changing lives with reading and writing.

People picking up a copy of this year’s free Book Week Scotland book, Adventure, may be lucky enough to find one of seven special silver tickets, celebrating Scottish Book Trust’s 25th anniversary, tucked inside the pages. The silver tickets are redeemable for book tokens, with six worth £100 and one valid for a year’s worth of books (to a value of £500). The tickets have been sent across Scotland, so readers far and wide are in with a chance of discovering one.

The book has been published by Scottish Book Trust, featuring true stories from people across Scotland, including one from local Glasgow writer Sarah Rushbrooke entitled ‘A Floral Tribute’. Adventure also features exclusive contributions from Len Pennie, Sumayya Usmani, current Scots Scriever Shane Strachan, Mae Diansangu, and Gaelic writers Alistair Paul and Seonaidh Charity. 70,000 copies of the book will be given out for free during Book Week Scotland through libraries and community spaces, and it is also available to order online alongside audio and ebook formats.

Highlights from Book Week Scotland 2023 include:

• Kavya Prize showcase and prizegiving at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow – Thursday 16 November, 6.15–7.30pm (free ticketed event)
• Being Mixed @ Book Week Scotland at Waterstones Sauchiehall Street – Tuesday 14 November, 7–8pm (free ticketed event)
• Back to the Past: Old Writing New You at The Alchemy Experiment – Wednesday 15 November, 7–9pm (free unticketed event)
• Alan Moore in conversation with Heather Parry (free online event) – Sunday 19 November, 3–4pm
• The Pleasures of Reading with Val McDermid (online livestream) – Thursday 16 November, 7–8pm
• An exclusive story by Ambrose Parry, told in daily email instalments
• The reading map of Scotland, where people can share what they’re reading during the week

Further details on the above, and more, can be found at bookweekscotland.com

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