Book Week Scotland 2017 is taking place from Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December.

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life.

BWS events at the University of Aberdeen

Bookbinding workshop and talk
Monday 27th November 5.30-7.30pm

Come to the Special Collections Centre for an evening of bookbinding. Learn practical skills from our Book Conservator and make your own mini-notebook in the Glucksman Conservation Centre. Then discover the beautiful rare bindings in the Special Collections with expert guidance from our Rare Books Cataloguer.

Free event but limited numbers. Booking essential.
Online booking

Evening talk: Pride and Pudding: a History of British Puddings, savoury and sweet
Wednesday 29th November 5.30-7.30pm

Food photographer, food writer and designer Regula Ysewijn is the author of ‘Pride and Pudding -The history of British Puddings Savoury and Sweet’ and in this entertaining illustrated talk, will take you on a journey through the fascinating culinary past of Great Britain. A  feast for the eyes as well the stomach! 

Free. Booking required.
Online booking

Collections Close-up: Education, Salvation, Damnation. Books from the Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen
Thursday 30th November 5.30-7.30pm

A unique opportunity to look at one of the University’s copies of Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus, a magnificent 17th century Dutch bible and a Collection of rare Theatre Posters showing entertainments held in nineteenth-century Aberdeen.

Free drop in event

Flash Fiction Competition, Winners announcement!
Friday 1st December 5.30-7.30pm

The winners of our annual competition of 500-word “flash fiction” stories, inspired by one of four images from the Special Collections. The competition closed on 1st November 2017. 

See our website and facebook page for the announcement of the winner on Friday 1st December.