14 July 2016
Welcome to the latest fortnightly newsletter from  Books from Scotland  bringing you the latest events, highlighting an independent bookshop of the month, and featuring some of the best new books of Scottish interest published recently.
Top 5 Events

Waterstones St Andrews presents a week-long celebration of all things swashbuckling for children in Pirate Week until  Sunday 17 July. Details are  here.

Waterstones Argyle Street, Glasgow, presents 3 top crime writers: James Oswald and Malcom Mackay in conversation chaired by Matt Bendoris, on  Thursday 14 July. More details are here

Celebrated Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison is at the Scottish Poetry Library for an evening of poetry and storytelling on Wednesday 27 July. More details are here
Lari Don, author of books including The Secret of the Kelpie, has an show, 'The Secret of the Kelpie: A Journey Round Scotland', running from 9-13 August at 2pm as part of the Fringe in Edinburgh in August at the National Library of Scotland. Details are here

The Highland Literary Salon welcomes writers in the area who are keen to network. On Tuesday August 16 their event in Inverness focuses on short stories and 'the past'. Details are here.

Top 5 New Fiction Books

'Coffin Road' by Peter May (PB, £7.99, Quercus)

'The Confession of Stella Moon' by Shelley Day (PB, £8.99, Saraband Books)

'Devil Take the Hindmost'  by Martin Cathcard Froden (PB, £9.99, Freight Books)

  'Dirt Road' by James Kelman (HB, £16.99, Canongate)

'Sandlands' by Rosy Thornton (PB, £8.99, Sandstone Press)

Top 5 New Non-Fiction Books

'Undying: A Love Story'  by Michel Faber (HB, £12.99, Canongate)
'Fallen Glory' by James Crawford (PB, £12.99, Old Street Publishing). Read an extract from the book here.

'Surreal Encounters' (PB, £30, NGS Publishing)

'Sixty Degrees North' by Malachy Tallack (PB, £8.99, Polygon)

'4000m: Climbing the Highest Mountains of the Alps'  by Dave Wynne-Jones (PB, £25, Whittles Publishing)

Top 5 New Children's Books

'THE GFG (The BFG in Scots)'  by Susan Rennie, illustrated by Quentin Blake (PB, £6.99, Black and White)

'Silver Storm' by Caroline Clough (PB, £6.99, Kelpies)

'Mindwriter' by Steve Cole, illustrated by Nelson Evergreen (PB, £5.99, Barrington Stoke)

'The Whispers of Wilderwood Hall' by Karen McCombie (PB, £6.99, Scholastic)

'Precious and the Zebra Necklace' by Alexander McCall Smith (HB, £9.99, Birlinn)
Independent Bookshop of the Month

Established in 2007, the award-winning Edinburgh Bookshop strives to stock unusual, intelligent and topical selections of titles and to offer customers a clever and refreshing choice.

The bookshop has a regular events programme ranging from big name authors through to writer's workshops and to weekly story-time sessions for under 5's. They also offer a Children's Bookgroup and support for Adult Bookgroups.

Find out more about The Edinburgh Bookshop here.
Latest Issue of Books from Scotland online now

Our new highly visual Issue celebrates  innovation by past and present pioneers across architecture and design in Scotland and elsewhere. The very best of sculpture and architecture, a translated graphic novel, interactive maps, fiction, and an interview appear alongside internationally revered art and design icons. You can read the Issue here.
Our next Issue launches in August on the theme of Travel. I n the meantime on booksfromscotland.com, the largest curated selection of Scottish books online, you can browse all the books featured above and discover more titles

You might also be interested in Bloody Scotland's McIlvanney Prize which sees 8 brilliant books shortlisted for this prestigious accolade celebrating the best in Scottish crime writing. You can read more about the shortlist here and browse the brochure for Bloody Scotland here.

All best wishes,

Gill Tasker

Online Editor
Books from Scotland
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