Read all about it. Scottish Book Week begins today

By Lynn Rusk

Book Week Scotland 2018 begins today and will run until November 25th, with events occurring across the country celebrating books and reading.

This year’s theme is rebellion and free copies of Rebel, a collection of stories and poems written by the public and some of the Scotland’s most talented authors will be distributed countrywide.

The Scottish Book Trust is holding a Digital Festival with online events happening every day including a live debate on Scotland’s greatest ever football rebel, a poetry slam and conversations with author Maggie O’Farrell and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

All of these events can be watched live on the Book Week Scotland Facebook page.

Readers can also vote on the Scottish Book Trust website for the most rebellious read of the 21st century.

Lindsay Simpson, manager of Morningside Library shares what is happening at the library this week: “For Book Week Scotland we have a nursery visiting us tomorrow afternoon. We’ll do a story time for Book Week Scotland and we’re giving away Maisie books. On Tuesday evening we have the fabulous Stuart MacBride coming to talk about his latest book The Blood Road between 7-8pm.”

The Scottish Book Trust also have a number of educational resources available online for schools and adult learning.

Free Bookbug bags, funded by the First Minister’s Read Write Count campaign,  containing three free picture books and resources will be distributed to Primary One students across Scotland this week.

You can find out more about Book Week Scotland at or you can follow what’s happening on Twitter @BookWeekScot and facebook at BookWeekScotland.