Glasgow Events Book Week Scotland 2016


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book week.jpg25 November to 1 December 2013

Bloody Scotland on Tour – Glasgow 2013

Leading crime writers discuss books, blood, bodies and bruises.

Waterstones Sauchiehall Street

29 November 2013

6 p.m.

Christopher Brookmyre, Craig Robertson, Helen Fitzgerald, Matt Bendoris

Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW

Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games: a pictorial memory with Robert Rogerson, The Mitchell

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Saturday 28 November 2015

13:30 – 14:30

The Mitchell Library

Robert Rogerson celebrates the success of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, arguably the second largest multi-sport event in the world attracting more than 4000 athletes from the 71 nations and territories across the globe. For 12 days in mid-2014, the city of Glasgow basked in some of the hottest temperatures of the year, the greatest media attention it has ever received, and in the accolade of being the Host City for the XX Commonwealth Games. Across the city, sporting events and a wide range of international cultural acts and festivities made for a special, unique occasion that was truly embraced by Glaswegians and the tens of thousands of visitors who flocked to the city from around the world. Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games: behind the scenes captures the very best moments, recalling the highlights in sport and culture, providing not only a photographic record but also looking behind the images and headlines at the complexities of running such a vast organisational enterprise.

Tickets £5

 Full details

book-week-scotland-logoReading Hour Glasgow Women’s Library

Friday 29th November at 11am

Help us fill every chair at Glasgow Women’s Library with a reader. We can recommend a book and offer a seat, a cuppa and a slice of cake.

Free unticketed, drop in event

Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP

Open Day, Adults, Teens –  Lochend Community High School

Plays for Today

28 November 2013 – 2 p.m.

We will be working with the playwright Lewis Hetherinton to create very short plays. Lochend Community High has a very active drama club who would then perform the plays during Book Week Scotland to parents and the wider school community. We also will be anthologising the plays and making them available in the school and local libraries.

Lochend Community High School, 20 Cairnbrook Road, Easterhouse G34 0NZ

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Glasgow Women’s Library

28 November 2013 – 12 – 2 p.m.

Come to our Book Week Scotland Special play reading session and explore some of the all-women plays we have in the archives. No acting skills required. Simply sit with a cup of tea and participate in an informal play reading without the stress of learning the lines or the goosebumps of actually having to perform on stage. Become a new character without even having to leave the comfort of your chair. And you don’t even need to read out loud; just come along and listen. Great fun for everyone.

Free – ticketed

Upstairs – no lift


Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP

Book Week Scotland Pop up Shop

Mitchell Library – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pop up shop at the Mitchell Library to celebrate Book Week Scotland, showcasing and selling the best of books from Scottish Publishers. Buy the perfect Christmas gift too!

Drop In

Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

book-bash-illustrations-2Big Book Bash

This year, Book Week Scotland wants you to help celebrate reading in the biggest way possible from 25 November to 1 December 2013 by organising your very own Big Book Bash.

Last year’s Book Week Scotland was a huge success. People all over the country took part in the Reading Hour, attended events, read our free book and hunted for the mystery book sculptures.

This year, we’re inviting everyone to get on board by encouraging everybody to host their own celebration of reading, right in their own community, by hosting a Big Book Bash!  

Scottish Book Trust Big Book Bash

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