Book week to be a bestseller

Bishopbriggs Library
Bishopbriggs Library

Book lovers of all ages are being urged to visit libraries at the heart of their communities as part of Book Week Scotland.

A series of talks and events are being held locally as part of the annual celebration of books and reading - organised by the Scottish Book Trust - which this year runs from 24-30 November.

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust has helped to arrange an array of entertainment, including visits from authors, an award-winning film-maker and a top illustrator.

On Monday, November 24, join local author Paul Cuddihy at Bishopbriggs Library at 7pm for a relaxed evening of discussion and music. As part of the ‘Love Letter to Your Library’ campaign, Paul will be reading his own letter about Bishopbriggs Library.

Then, on Tuesday, November 25, at 7pm in Bishopbriggs Library, author David Forysth, senior curator at the National Museum of Scotland, will be giving a presentation on ‘The Common Cause - Commonwealth Scots and the Great War’. Reserve your free place by calling 0141 772 4513.

For the youngsters, author/illustrator Nick Sharratt will be visiting Bishopbriggs Library at 4pm on Wednesday, November 26. Nick has illustrated more than 250 children’s books. Book your place by calling 0141 777 3036.

Award-winning natural history photographer and film-maker Doug Allan will then be talking about his 30-year career on Friday, November 28, at 7pm in William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch. Doug was principal cameraman on series such as ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘The Blue Planet’, working with Sir David Attenborough. Tickets cost £3 (includes refreshments) - book on 0141 777 3141.

Lennoxtown Library will host Graham Hunter on Friday, November 28, at 2pm. The costume designer and collector will bring along his grandfather’s uniform and other memorabilia, and talk about how his grandfather and his uncle left Lennoxtown and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in World War I. Reserve by calling 01360 311 436.

EDLC Trust chair Scott Hill said: “I am delighted by the fantastic range of visits and events which have been organised as part of this year’s Book Week Scotland.”