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Book Week Scotland is the fantastic annual national celebration of books and reading, brought to you by the good folk of the Scottish Book Trust. It returns, for the seventh time, from the 19 – 25 November, with a programme brimming with free talks, activities and new ways to enjoy… read more >>

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Craigmillar Book Festival, which spreads the joy of books to children and young people around Edinburgh’s Craigmillar area, is back again for 2018. This year’s programme, which runs from the 7-17 November, features a programme of events for primary schools, nurseries and families. It’s presented by the excellent Craigmillar Literacy… read more >>

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Each year The Saltire Society celebrates the best books and publishers in Scotland with its annual prestigious Literary Awards. The shortlist for 2018 has now been announced, and follows in the Saltire’s tradition of highlighting the diversity and talent in Scotland’s contemporary literary scene. Covering the big fiction titles of… read more >>

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Edinburgh’s Radical Book Fair, brought to you by Lighthouse Bookshop, is running again from the 1st – 4th November. Bringing the best in radical and independent publishing, the Book Fair at the Assembly Roxy is free to look around each day from 10-6pm. It’s family friendly, with a play area… read more >>

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Robert Louis Stevenson is one of Edinburgh’s best-known, and best-loved literary sons. Every year the adventurer and author is celebrated on 13th November, his original birthday*, with a series of events highlighting his life and work. This year the RLS Club is continuing the tradition, and is inviting organisations to… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature is delighted to announce the name of the writer selected to come to Edinburgh for month-long residency, through the Lord Provost’s International Residency. Following a highly competitive open calol, Ahsan Ridha Hassan from Krakow has been chosen to spend November developing his work in the world’s… read more >>

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Our sister UNESCO Creative City Dundee, which became a City of Design in 2014, has been getting a lot of press recently, thanks to the opening of the beautiful V&A Dundee on the waterfront. However, you may know that one of the most famous Dundonian exports turned 80 this year,… read more >>

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Edinburgh International Book Festival has closed its doors for 2018, celebrating a hugely successful programme based around the theme of Freedom. With 260,000 people enjoying Charlotte Square Gardens, increased book sales and events from writers from all over the world, EIBF once again showed Edinburgh to be a fantastic host… read more >>

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This year, for the first time ever, the Scottish Poetry Library will be a venue in the evening for Fringe shows, with a range of shows with a poetry or spoken word angle will take place at the library throughout August. Some examples of what you can expect are Imogen Stirling’s #Hypocrisy (8-12 August,… read more >>

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