Yesterday I went along to see Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announce more than 350 free events planned for Scotland’s first national celebration of reading, Book Week Scotland.
Highlights include a national reading hour on St Andrew’s day, author events and a League of Extraordinary book lovers – that’s two of them below.
We’ll be featuring the league on the blog here soon but in the meantime you can read more about them on local Leither Milo Mclaughlin’s blog ‘Clear Minded Creative‘.
I had a quick chat with Sophie Moxon, Head of Programming at the Scottish Book Trust to find out what Book Week Scotland means for Scotland and for Leith. Watch on youtube here.
Book Week Scotland Leith
Free picture books will be distributed to all P1s and we’ll be giving out free copies of the ‘My Favourite Place’ book. One of the stories in this book is Marianne Paget’s ‘Leith 1974’. We’re really excited to be working with Marianne to plan an exciting event here in Leith Library – we’ll keep you posted on the blog and on our facebook page.
I’ll be out and about visiting pubs, shops, parks and bus stops to ask people ‘What’s your Favourite Book’.