Today’s blog comes from Susan.
Scotland’s Bookshelf is a look back at Scottish writing of the last 100 years, inspired by the Mitchell Library’s iconic North Street building celebrating its centenary in 2011.
We have chosen 20 books, two books per decade, which we think deserve a place on every Scottish bookshelf. But we want to know what you think. The full list of titles is available on the Aye Write! website.
Do you agree with our choices? Come and join the debate at a panel discussion with authors T. C. Smout, William McIlvanney, Allan Massie, Janice Galloway and chair of the judges, Rosemary Goring, on the evening of Saturday 10th March at the Aye Write! Book Festival. The festival features a number of related events – look out for the Scotland’s Bookshelf logo in the programme.
Multiple copies of all 20 titles are available now. We hope that Glasgow book groups will participate in the Scotland’s Bookshelf campaign, by reading or rereading the 20 titles and letting us know what they think of them. By the way, we are in the process of planning our own local event in celebration of the second National Reading Group Day 2012 which will take place on Saturday 30th June. Please save this date in your diary. It would be terrific to have Scotland’s Bookshelf as a major topic for discussion on the day.