Book Week Scotland Leith

It starts today! It’s the first national celebration of reading in Scotland and we’re celebrating here in Leith Library with a whole host of exciting events.

We’re be leaving the library too, we’re coming to talk to you!

We’ll be sharing audio, videos and photos of the people of Leith talking about the books they love. We’ll be posting content live to twitter and facebook. We’ll also blog the highlights here.

We’re taking requests too. Where would you like us to go? Leave a suggestion in the comments below or get in touch via twitter or facebook.


Kirkgate Shopping Centre My Favourite Place book givaway

UPDATE: We also visited the Cats Protection League, a bus stop, a church and a barbers! Check out the Day 1 photo and video highlights on our blog here.


Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre My Favourite Place book givaway.

UPDATE: Check out the Day 2 photo and video highlights on our blog here.


AM: 10.30 – 11.15 Bookbug’s 6th birthday party

  • For babies and children up to 4 years

PM: My Favourite Place book givaway around Leith

UPDATE: We visited Alien Rock Climbing Wall, Mecca Bingo, Stein’s Garage, The Haven Cafe and Leith Victoria Swim Centre. Read the Day 3 Highlights blog here.

6.30pm Leith Library Knitting Group

  • Knit Your Own Scotland Challenge begins

We’re challenging the Leith Library knitting group to knit Loch Ness monsters, highland Cew and Tunnocks teacakes thanks to Black and White Publishing House.

UPDATE: Read about about the knitting challenge the blog here.


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PM: 1.00 – 2.30 Leith Victoria Primary School

PM: 2.30 – 3.30 Book Cafe with Annie Bell

  • Get one on one reader support and recommendations from Annie!

UPDATE: Get reading recommendations from Leith Victoria Primary pupils here.


AM: 10.00 – 12.00 Veggie Market in the Library

AM: 11.00 The Reading Hour

  • Pull up a chair and relax with your favourite book!

PM: 2.30 – 3.30 Book Making for Kids


PM: 3.30 – 4.30 Memories of Leith


Join us on Saturday 1st December at 3.30pm – 4.30pm for readings from local writers about:

To book tickets call 0131 5295517, email or sign up on facebook. There will be cake!

UPDATE: Read about the Memories of Leith event on the blog here.


AM / PM The library is closed but you can still enjoy reading!


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10 Responses to Book Week Scotland Leith

  1. Pingback: Book Week Scotland Leith: Day 1 Highlights | Leith Library

  2. mwheelaghan says:

    Really looking forward to sharing my memories on Saturday. Will be a great afternoon.
    I love the knitted Scottish figures!

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