Book Week Scotland – now in its eleventh year – is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues, and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They are joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers, and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life.
Book Week Scotland 2021 will take place from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November.
There are lots of ways to get involved with Book Week Scotland:
Discover digital and in-person events in your local area.
Vote for your favourite animal from fiction
This Book Week Scotland, we want to find out who Scotland’s favourite animal from fiction is! Cast your votes, and drum up support for your favourite on social media using #BookWeekScotland
Book Week Scotland created a longlist with help from the public, and then a panel of experts whittled this down to a list of just 30 animals from fiction – some you might remember from your own childhood, and some are newer on the scene.
View the shortlist and cast your vote
Find a copy of Scotland’s Stories
As part of Book Week Scotland’s annual writing project – Your Stories – they asked people all over Scotland to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Scotland’s Stories.
A selection of Your Stories has been published in a free book available during Book Week Scotland. Pop into the library to pick up your free copy during Book Week Scotland.
Follow Book Week Scotland on Twitter or like them on Facebook.
Book Week Scotland is supported by Creative Scotland and The Scottish Libraries and Information Council (SLIC).