An exciting time for Scottish bibliophiles this week, as Book Week Scotland kicks off. The nation’s first ever week long celebration of all things bookish runs from today until 2nd December, taking in over 350 FREE events throughout the country. To find out what’s happening near you, please visit the Book Week Scotland website, and take advantage of their very handy event search feature.
Along with all of these author events there are a few other exciting things happening over the next few days in support of Book Week Scotland including a nationwide reading hour taking place on Friday (St. Andrew’s Day). Everyone is encouraged to take part during this hour, and the perfect reading material for this might be one of the FREE copies of My Favourite Place that are kicking around almost everywhere – in your local library, bookshop, museum, at train stations, and in branches of Specsavers. You can also download this specially produced anthology in ebook and audio formats, directly from HERE.
Of course, being Rob and being in Scotland I’m heavily involved in Book Week Scotland myself, and I’m proud to be doing so. Aside from popping along to a couple of events (the highlight being Kevin Barry and Angela Jackson at Looking Glass Books in Edinburgh on Wednesday), I’m one of the proud members of the League of Extraordinary Booklovers.
Raised to help those who seek bookish recommendations and advice during Book Week Scotland, the League consists of more than 20 members, all of whom have a dedication to books and reading that transcends belief. I’ve met some of my fellow League members already and I’ve got to say they’re pretty amazing – so full of energy and book love. So if you’re stuck for what books to pick up during Book Week Scotland, or you would like a little steer in the right direction, then these are definitely the people you need to get in touch with.
Contacting the League is easy. You can shoot off a quick email to the League’s secret bookcave, send questions and queries to League members on the Book Week Scotland Facebook page, or even tweet us via @BookWeekScot on Twitter, or by using the hashtag #BWS2012. Please do, you won’t be disappointed.
I look forward to connecting with some of you during this exciting week. Meantime, Happy Reading Scotland!