Books events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Books events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Digital Lecture: The Brave New World of Edwardian Book Illustration and Design

Digital Lecture: The Brave New World of Edwardian Book Illustration and Design

26th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Jonathan Wild, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, for this talk on the design and illustration of books during the Edwardian period.
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Fringe by the Sea: Helen McClory

Fringe by the Sea: Helen McClory

13th August 2021
North Berwick

Helen McClory, one of the most talented, innovative and original new fiction voices of the decade, will be in conversation with Jennifer Crichton, founder of The Flock.
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Fringe by the Sea: Irvine Welsh

Fringe by the Sea: Irvine Welsh

14th August 2021
North Berwick

Join Irvine Welsh at Fringe By The Sea as he chats about his books, film, career and life!
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Fringe by the Sea: Paul Murton

Fringe by the Sea: Paul Murton

14th August 2021
North Berwick

Join us at Fringe by the Sea for this talk with Paul Murton, presenter of the acclaimed BBC series Grand Tours of Scotland!
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Fringe by the Sea: Gavin Francis

Fringe by the Sea: Gavin Francis

15th August 2021
North Berwick

Award-winning writer and doctor Gavin Francis discusses two of his books at Fringe by the Sea.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

The Eaglesham Street Library

The Eaglesham Street Library

Selected dates between 31st October 2020 - 6th June 2021

The Eaglesham Street Library is an unmanned weekly box of donated books that sits outside the steps of the Montgomerie Hall every Saturday between 10am and 8pm.

Find out about The Eaglesham Street Library on What's On East Renfrewshire
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

3rd May 2021 - 18th December 2021

Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!

Find out about East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Bookbug Online Group Session

Bookbug Online Group Session

Selected dates between 25th January 2021 - 31st May 2021

These weekly online Bookbug sessions are fun for little ones aged 0-4 and their grownups, using Zoom.

Find out about Bookbug Online Group Session on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Les Historiettes de la Bibliothèque

Les Historiettes de la Bibliothèque

Selected dates between 6th April 2021 - 8th June 2021

Join the Alliance Française Glasgow's librarian Anaïs for some historiettes/short stories in French with your little ones!

Find out about Les Historiettes de la Bibliothèque on What's On Glasgow
The Dark Philosophers Book Group: Stillicide by Cynan Jones

The Dark Philosophers Book Group: Stillicide by Cynan Jones

21st April 2021

The Dark Philosophers are a regular, open reading group which aims to bring the literature of Wales out of the shadows, join them for their next online meeting on April 21st!

Café Littéraire

Café Littéraire

23rd April 2021

Join Alliance Francais teacher Franck for his next 'Café Littéraire' event discussing French literature in a relaxed and francophone environment!

Find out about Café Littéraire on What's On Glasgow
Book Launch - Fish Town by John Gerard Fagan

Book Launch - Fish Town by John Gerard Fagan

28th April 2021

Guts Publishing are thrilled to announce the online launch of Fish Town, a memoir by Glasgow writer John Gerard Fagan, on 28th April!

Find out about Book Launch - Fish Town by John Gerard Fagan on What's On Glasgow
FEARY: A Theory Reading Group - Zine Fest Special!

FEARY: A Theory Reading Group - Zine Fest Special!

28th April 2021

FEARY hopes to traverse and encounter many of the vast - and often contradictory - strains of feminist and gender - through monthly reading groups at Glasgow Zine Library.

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BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands

BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands

8th May 2021

BGCP Comic Con is coming to Shawlands in May 2021, with an array of awesome themed activities, traders and fun for all ages!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands on What's On Glasgow
Loch Lomond Comic Con

Loch Lomond Comic Con

8th May 2021 - 9th May 2021

BGCP Comic Con returns to Loch Lomond Shores on May 8th & 9th with a family-friendly event suitable for heroes of all ages!

Find out about Loch Lomond Comic Con on What's On Glasgow
Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live

Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live

10th September 2021

Mindfulness pioneer Gelong Thubten will bring 'A Monk's Guide To Happiness' to Oran Mor Glasgow on Friday 10th September 2021.

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BGCP Comic Con: Largs

BGCP Comic Con: Largs

12th March 2022

Returning for a fourth year, BGCP Comic Con presents Largs Comic Con 2022 on Saturday 12th March!

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Events in Lanarkshire

LEAP Project April Book Club

LEAP Project April Book Club

28th April 2021

Join LEAP Project for their monthly book club where you can share reviews of books you've recently read and get suggestions from other literature lovers!

Find out about LEAP Project April Book Club on What's On Lanarkshire
BGCP Comic Con: East Kilbride

BGCP Comic Con: East Kilbride

1st May 2021

BGCP Comic Con returns to East Kilbride Central Library on Saturday 1st May for their seventh annual East Kilbride Comic Con!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: East Kilbride on What's On Lanarkshire
BGCP Comic Con: Rutherglen

BGCP Comic Con: Rutherglen

5th February 2022

It's that time of year to suit up, put on your best cape and mask to make your way to the the iconic Rutherglen Town Hall on Saturday 5th February for the return of BGCP Comic Con: Rutherglen!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Rutherglen on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Open Book & Paisley Library Shared Reading Group

Open Book & Paisley Library Shared Reading Group

Selected dates between 28th October 2020 - 23rd June 2021

Join Open Book and Paisley Library for an hour of shared reading on Wednesday mornings!

Find out about Open Book & Paisley Library Shared Reading Group on What's On Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Selected dates between 3rd May 2021 - 18th December 2021

Free, fun and fantastic! Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions throughout the week!

Find out about Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

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