Book Week Scotland 2021

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Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Book Week Scotland 2021 will include hundreds of online and in-person events.

Supported by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Library & Information Council, the week of events themed around ‘Celebration’ will run from November 15th–21st.

Scottish Book Trust’s full itinerary of events can be found here.

Book Week Scotland at liveArgyll

To join in the celebrations, liveArgyll will be hosting a series of events across its libraries in Argyll and Bute.

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An Evening with Lin Anderson

Tuesday 16th November @ Dunoon Library in Queen’s Hall

An Evening with Lin Anderson, author of The Killing Tide: Dark Water, Darker Deeds.

Tickets available from Dunoon Library and from


An Evening with Chris Brookmyre

Thursday 18th November @ Victoria Halls, Helensburgh

Don’t miss out on a night of thrills, spills and kills as Helensburgh library presents An Evening with Chris Brookmyre.

Since the publication of Brookmyre’s debut novel Quite Ugly One Morning, Brookmyre has established himself as one of the UK’s leading crime novelists, selling more than two million copies in the UK alone.

Tickets available from Helensburgh Library and

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An Evening with Alex Gray

Wednesday 17th November @ Corran Halls
and Friday 19th November @ Rothesay Library

Spend an evening with Scottish crime writing author Alex Gray, where she’ll take you on her writing journey so far, including her newest title ‘Before the Storm’. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the event.

Tickets for Oban are available from Oban library or from

Tickets for Rothesay are available from Rothesay library or from

Bookbug Treasure Hunt

Monday 15th – Saturday 20th November
@ Dunoon and Rothesay libraries

We are offering you the chance to win a mini Bookbug doll* – all you have to do is come along and have a browse through the books in our junior sections and see if you can find Bookbug. Ask our library staff to help you on your adventure.

Available at Campbeltown Library during open day on Saturday 20th November.

Suitable for families with children aged 0-5 years.

*One Bookbug doll per family.

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Campbeltown Libary Open Day

Saturday 20th November

Celebrate Book Week Scotland and pop into Campbeltown Library for a cuppa and a chat. Our friendly staff will be on hand to discuss all things library and lots more.

Find out what’s going on in your local library, from Bookbug to after school clubs, local studies enquiries, our online library BorrowBox and access to our PressReader and so much more.

Fancy a game of Jenga or Connect 4 with your friends then come along. Or take part in our Bookbug treasure hunt and see if you can find Bookbug hiding in the library shelves.

This is a chance to come along and be part of the local community and find out what’s going on in your local library.

This event is open to all and it’s free – just like a library membership!

liveArgyll Libraries Writing Competition

Our inaugural writing competition for young people launches during Book Week Scotland.

We are inviting all secondary school aged young people in Argyll and Bute to write a story about Argyll Folklore – Myths and Legends.

Find out more here.

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