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Queues and bumper sales as Scottish bookshops reopen

Scottish booksellers say they are “thrilled” to be open again after months of lockdown, with bumper sales and queues forming outside some stores on opening... Read more

Scottish booksellers frustrated over 'vague' April reopening plan

Some Scottish booksellers have reacted with frustration to Nicola Sturgeon's announcement of an April reopening and are seeking further clarification of exactly when customers can... Read more

Scottish bookshops keep click and collect option as Sturgeon brands books 'essential'

Bookshops in Scotland will still be able to offer click and collect services despite a toughening of coronavirus restrictions, with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon... Read more

Non-essential retail to close in 11 areas of Scotland

Eleven areas in Scotland are being moved to tier four restrictions, meaning all non-essential shops have to close, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.... Read more

Scottish bookshops to reopen on 29th June

Scottish bookshops will be able to reopen from 29th June as lockdown eases, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Read more

Wigtown Book Festival takes steps to increase literary tourism in the post-pandemic world

The Wigtown Festival Company—based in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in Dumfries and Galloway — is spearheading a drive to make the region a centre for literary... Read more

Polygon strikes six-book deal with crime writer Denzil Meyrick

Polygon, an imprint of Scotland’s largest independent publisher Birlinn, has acquired six new titles by crime writer Denzil Meyrick.  Read more

Scottish schools tour for YA author Non Pratt

Young Adult author Non Pratt is to visit 10 Scottish schools this autumn in a book tour organised by Scottish Book Trust and supported by... Read more

Only 37% of Scottish books written by women, research shows

Only 37% of books published in Scotland over the course of 2017 were written by women, showing gender inequality is still “structural and persistent”, according... Read more

Scottish Review of Books magazine suspended as Creative Scotland rejects funding bid

Creative Scotland has rejected the Scottish Review of Books' (SRB) latest funding application, forcing the publication to suspend its print edition.  Read more

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