Book Week Scotland

Aberdeen City Libraries are once again delighted to take part in Book Week Scotland, the annual celebration of books.

In this, its 12th year, the theme for Book Week Scotland 2023 is ‘Adventure’.

This year’s fantastic events include:



Alasdair Soussi on James McBey - Aberdeen’s Adventuring Artist  

Monday 13 November at Aberdeen Central Library 6pm – 7.30pm  

Join Scottish journalist and author Alasdair Soussi for an evening of swashbuckling adventure as he talks about his "magical and mesmerising" biography, Shadows and Light: The Extraordinary Life of James McBey, for Book Week Scotland.  

Soussi, whose co-curated exhibition on Aberdeenshire-born artist McBey ran for three months at Aberdeen Art Gallery earlier this year, will focus on James McBey's exploits across Europe, the United States and the Arabic-speaking world where he lived and died in Tangier, Morocco.  

The event will include a Q+A with book sale and signing. Spaces at this free event are limited so booking is essential.  


An American Corgi In Scotland: Storytime with Beth McClure  

Saturday 18 November at Old Aberdeen Library 10am – 11am 

Beth McClure, author of An American Corgi goes to Balmoral, will be visiting Old Aberdeen Library, based in the Sir Duncan Rice Library at the University Of Aberdeen. There will be a story telling session followed by a Q&A. Suitable for ages 4-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential 


In the Company of Rogues - In conversation with Douglas Skelton

Saturday 18 November at Aberdeen Central Library 2.30pm – 4pm  

Rounding off our Book Week Scotland celebrations, we’re delighted to welcome acclaimed Scottish Crime writer Douglas Skelton.  
Douglas will be chatting to us about the latest book in the Jonas Flynt Company or Rouges series - ‘A Thief’s Justice’ - a action-packed historical thriller with intrigue in the air and threats around every corner.  This is an event not to miss!  

The event will include a Q+A with book sale and signing.  Booking is essential.  



Your Stories: Scotland's Stories Book

As part of Book Week Scotland's annual writing project - Your Stories - they asked people all over Scotland to submit stories inspired by this year’s theme, Adventure

A selection of these stories have been published in a free book for Book Week Scotland and copies of the book are available to pick up from the libraries across the city.

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