book week scotland 2020

Monday 16 to Sunday 22 November, 2020

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading in Scotland. People of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. During the week Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators will be celebrated with a packed programme of events and projects.

Programme for 2020

Book Week Scotland Digital Events

Sign up for events online

Big Book Week Scotland Quiz 2020

BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND – virtual Taigh Chearsabhagh events

Book Week Scotland Glasgow Libraries

Book Week Scotland 2020: Glasgow Libraries

21 November, 2020 at 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 a.m.

Join the amazing Alan Bissett in a two-session online writing workshop looking at creating short plays with a view to performance.

Alan is a master crafts-person in this form – witness his remarkable MOIRA & MORE MOIRA MONOLOGUES and THE RED HOURGLASS, as well as many other award-winning plays and stories. This is the first workshop of two.


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West Dunbartonshire Libraries – Free Online Events

dumbarton book week

16 – 21 November, 2020

Fantastic Programme with great line up of authors including Denise Mina, Chris McQueer and Peter May.

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Vote Now – If 2020 was a book which book would it be?

Agatha Christie from 1950s to the Future

scottish library and information council

18 November, 2020

In a talk marking 100 years since the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Sara Sheridan will discuss the celebrated crime author, and how the 1950s relate to modern day.

This event will be broadcast on Sighthill Library’s Facebook page on Wednesday 18 November at 7.00pm.

This event is supported by The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC)​

Crafting Short Plays

crafting short plays


Don’t Let A Disability Hold You Back

book week zoom room

17 November, 2020 7 p.m.

Event on Facebook – Zoom Room

See the full programme

East Lothian Libraries

An Evening with Vilborg Daviosdottir – 16 November, 2020

Vilborg Daviosdottir is an Icelandic writer and storyteller. This evening she will be sharing on Zoom the story of the famous Icelandic Viking woman called Auor the Deepminded, who was a sailor, a leader an intrepid woman.

Viborg’s virtual visit coincides with an exhibition at Taigh Chearsabhagh by the artist Meg Rodger. Part of Meg’s residency was spent in Iceland, where she wove an amazing ragged wool cloak as would have been worn by Auor. Meg and Vilborg will be in conversation during the evening.

Free – Join the Event Online

Book Week Scotland – Douglas Stuart, Creative Conversations

16 November, 2020 6 p.m.

Queerness in 1980s Glasgow – Douglas Stuart

P.M. Freestone at Creative Conversations
Real Bread Bakers – Screening and Discussion

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