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Celebrate 10 Years of Book Week Scotland

This November will be the 10 year anniversary for Book Week Scotland. A diverse programme of events around the theme of ‘Celebration’ has been launched with the Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing. It has worked closely with partners to provide both online and in person events.

Commenting on the 2021 event which runs from Monday 15 November to Sunday 21 November, Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, said:

“2021 marks a decade of Book Week Scotland, a massive milestone that all of us at Scottish Book Trust are extremely proud of. Last year alone, we reached 292,000 people through free Book Week Scotland events. Book Week Scotland would not be possible without the many libraries, bookshops, community groups and schools that take part.

“Over the last ten years, Book Week Scotland has become a highlight of Scotland’s literary calendar, the national event where a huge range of partners celebrate the connective power of reading and writing. It is where communities all over Scotland gather together to have conversations with writers and other readers, and where individuals all over the country share their love of books and the books they love. We look forward to celebrating ten years of Book Week Scotland with a fantastic line-up, with events both online and in person.”

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Denise Mina @ Book Week Scotland programme launch 2021 (c) Alasdair Watson

Libraries, naturally will be involved and  #ILoveMyLibrary, will begin on Monday 15 November, encouraging the public to join in and share their memories of their favourite or local library. Top authors in Scotland will also join the campaign, celebrating the library they most treasure.

Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive of The Scottish Library & Information Council (SLIC) said:

“Libraries will be hosting events from Shetland to the Borders, connecting communities and ensuring everyone across the country can meet likeminded individuals, and enjoy all that the week has to offer.

“We will also be celebrating Mobile Libraries Day as part of Book Week Scotland, which allows us to recognise the vital role that our mobile libraries play in some of the remotest parts of Scotland, as well as for those who are not able to visit their own local library.

“Reading is Scotland’s favourite pastime, and we look forward to sharing in the country’s love of books.”

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