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Scotland’s Bookshops- Atkinson-Pryce, Biggar

July 18, 2018
by SRB

Scottish Review of Books in conversation with Millie McCosh-Thomson, bookseller at Atkinson-Pryce, Biggar.

Independent Publisher Scoops £25,000 Walter Scott Prize

June 20, 2018

Author Benjamin Myers has won the ninth Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole, a novelisation of the true story of the Cragg Vale Coiners.  Bluemoose Books, a small Yorkshire-based independent publisher, triumphed over some of the UK’s biggest publishing houses and saw...

Pop-up bookshop on its way to the Western Isles

June 4, 2018

Waterstones and Scottish Book Trust are joining forces to take a pop-up bookshop to Benbecula. As part of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge, a Scottish Government campaign that aims to encourage children to develop a love of reading, Waterstones will take over 600 books to Benbecula and will...

Carol Ann Duffy’s Shore to Shore is heading to Scotland

May 31, 2018

Carol Ann Duffy’s hugely successful Shore to Shore is back for Independent Bookshop Week 2018. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, accompanied by Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker & Jackie Kay, along with musical MC John Sampson will cross the country to visit and perform in nine independent bookshops,...

Walter Scott shortlist Announced

May 21, 2018

A shortlist of six titles has been revealed for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The Walter Scott Prize, celebrating its tenth anniversary next year, was founded by patrons and distant kinsfolk, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, to honour the legacy and achievements of Sir Walter...

Kapka Kassabova wins inaugural Highland Book Prize for ‘Border’

May 15, 2018

Kapka Kassabova was announced as the winner of the inaugural Highland Book Prize at the Ullapool Book Festival on 12th May. Her book, Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe (Granta), is an exploration of the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece, once a heavily guarded line between east...

Emerging Critics Season 2: Opening Seminar

May 13, 2018

A complete recording of the opening seminar of the second season of the Emerging Critics programme is now available. Held at the National Library of Scotland on April 25th, 2018, the seminar saw a group of sixteen new participants and mentors gather for panel discussions on the present and future of...

Sharing the sad news of the death of illustrator and musician, Scott Hutchison

May 11, 2018

All at Scottish Review of Books are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Scott Hutchison. Scott Hutchison (36), Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist was also a renowned illustrator who studied at Glasgow School of Art. His most recent collaboration was with poet Michael Pedersen on his collection,...

Don’t forget – St Andrew’s and St George’s West Charity Book Fair starts this weekend

May 11, 2018

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in George Street, Edinburgh is well-known for its annual second-hand book fair. The event takes place across one week in May—Christian Aid week—and over the last decade the sale has raised more than £1 million for the work undertaken internationally...

A mission to connect Scottish Literature to the wider World

May 10, 2018

Senior publishing figures from the US, Korea and Europe are set to visit Scotland this summer in a trade mission reaffirming Scotland’s position on the international literary map. The fourth International Fellowship Programme from Publishing Scotland facilitates international exchange and comprises...