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Six publishers have been shortlisted for the annual pamphlet poetry prize at the National Library of Scotland. The Callum Macdonald Memorial Award recognises outstanding examples of pamphlet poetry publishing with a connection to Scotland or Scottish culture. Edinburgh publishers are behind three of the six shortlisted titles. This year’s shortlist… read more >>

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The third Summerhall Historical Fiction Festival kicks off today (Friday) with three days of Romans, Suffragettes and lady detectives. Amongst others. Conveniently contained within one venue – Summerhall – it’s a one-stop shop of historical fiction from all ages and genres and a place where you can leap from ancient… read more >>

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City of Edinburgh Libraries has teamed up with Alexander McCall Smith for a City Read. Following on from his sold out event for World Book Night, from Saturday 25 April Edinburgh libraries will have free copies of books from the Sunday Philosophy Club series for anyone to take and keep.… read more >>

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UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April, is an opportunity to recognise the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce them. On a global scale UNESCO is leading the fight against illiteracy. There are 175 million adolescents in… read more >>

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World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April, also UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. A list of books is drawn up and people passionate about literature volunteer to give out copies of them in their communities, their workplace, to random… read more >>

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A new literary guide to Edinburgh, with a difference, has been published. Edinburgh: The Dorothy Dunnett Guide will take fans of her work in the footsteps of Lymond and Nicholas, the heroes of Dunnett’s two series of novels, The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolò. For fans who’ve wondered… read more >>

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A brand new book festival launches today, one with a big heart. Scottish Love in Action invites you to One Day in May, four events over the course of one day in Edinburgh’s historical Greyfriars Kirk. Scottish Love in Action is charity based in Edinburgh that fully funds a Home… read more >>

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Now in its third year TradFest is Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to traditional folk arts. Inspired by and coinciding with Beltane and May Day it draws on ancestry to ignite current cultural creativity. There is a wealth of events to explore during TradFest – 29 April to 10 May… read more >>

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Looking Glass Books is one of 68 independent bookshops in the UK to win a grant from author James Patterson to develop their services to their local community. More than £130,000 has already been allocated to 73 bookshops across the UK and Ireland from Patterson’s first donation, and in a… read more >>

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Not one but two beautiful paper birds by the mystery paper artist are now free to fly. Having been gifted to the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2013, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust ‘bird sat’ them until a new home could be found. Following three months of refurbishment by… read more >>

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