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World Book Day 2017

World Book Day celebrates its 20th anniversary on Thursday 2nd March. Taking place in over 100 countries, it is easily the biggest celebration of reading in the world. Naturally, our City of Literature joins the party. Read more
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Edinburgh hosts world premiere of Trainspotting’s sequel

You don’t have to wait much longer: on Friday 27 January, T2: Trainspotting is set for release in UK cinemas, with the world premiere taking place in Edinburgh on Sunday 22 January at the Cineworld in Fountain Park. Read more
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Muriel Spark’s 99th Birthday

Dame Muriel Spark was born 99 years ago on 1 February 1918 in Edinburgh, in the now modern area of Bruntsfield. Meet the woman who is best known for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.Read more

What's on in Edinburgh in the next 14 days

Wed 22 February

Publishing Scotland Conference 2017

The Conference is back for another year celebrating the biggest get-together of publishers and booksellers in Scotland.

Brought to you by Publishing Scotland and Booksellers Association, the Conference takes place at Central Hall, Tollcross.
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Thu 2-Fri 3 March

The Edge Conference 2017

Edinburgh City Libraries present a programme of topics, speakers, and panel discussions showcasing and stimulating innovation in public services. EDGE is a premier development event about sharing and developing good practice and ideas to embrace the challenges of change and reform. Read more
Mon 7-Sun 13 November

Robert Louis Stevenson Day 2016

Every year around 13 November, Stevenson's birthday, our City of Literature celebrates one of its most famous literary son with a week of events. RLS Day 2016's theme is all about crime. This year it has been 130 years since the publication of Stevenson’s Kidnapped, a ripping yarn based on the Appin Murder. Find out why generations of Edinburgh’s crime writers, from Ian Rankin to Arthur Conan Doyle, have been inspired by Stevenson’s tales. Read more