Book Week Scotland


This year Book Week Scotland is from 27 November – 3 December. Each year there is a theme, and this year’s it is “Nourish”.

The UWS Libraries are running a series of events during Book Week Scotland which staff, students and the general public can attend. Here’s some more information on what’s going on:

Wednesday 29th November at 14.00 in Dumfries
Thursday 30th November at 10:30 in Ayr (GT34)
Thursday 30th November at 14:30 in Paisley (Library)
Friday 1st December at 11:00 in Hamilton (A721)

Author event with Gemma Cairney – reading and discussion on her new book ‘Open: a Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be’.

For more information on Gemma and her book visit:

Friday 1st December at 11:00 in Ayr (GT34)

Creative Conversations: Louise Welsh and Alan Riach

Both authors will be discussing the great writers who liberated their imaginations and led them to their present careers. Both will also read from their new books; Alan Riach – The Winter Book and Louise Welsh – No Domination.

There is no need to book for these events – just turn up on the day.  For more info contact