Book Week is here!

Yes, Book Week Scotland starts today and here’s how we kicked off the week – by taking goody bags around the city centre for everyone we spotted reading.

Book Week Scotland volunteers

At 6 o’clock today we have a nostalgia trip when Andrew Clark tells the story of the Clyde steamers over the past 200 years. That’s in the Moir Room (opposite the Mitchell cafe) and it’s free. Tuesday’s talk is by Kirsty Gunn, on her epic literary novel The Big Music (Jeffrey Room) and on Thursday we welcome James Beaton on the oral history of the bagpipe – that one is in the Blythswood on level 5. All at 6pm and all free. But all in different parts of the Mitchell – just to keep you on your toes! There’s lots happening on Saturday too – at the pop up festival: from 10 in the morning until 11 at night. Phew. 

Here’s a lovely story on the BBC website for Book Week Scotland – more paper sculptures to look out for.


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