Edinburgh libraries never stand still with a huge number of events every year as well as being a key cog in the City of Literature machine. This year saw Central Library on George IV Bridge – the city’s first public library, opened in 1890 – reopen a new space to... read more >>
A POSTER-style map of central Edinburgh depicting an alcoholic ‘bog of self-indulgence’ marking with red dots and diamonds the location of every pub and licensed grocers selling booze is one of the highlights of a new book of maps about the city.
Now 18 years old, Edinburgh’s Radical Book Fair returns with the best in independent and radical publishing and events. The fair takes place between 22 and 26 October with books and pamphlets from over 70 publishers a full programme of events, including a reading and discussion with Owen Jones about... read more >>
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The National Library of Scotland has announced that it has purchased two of the first ever works to be printed in Scotland more than 500 years ago. The move has been hailed as "a major acquisition that will guarantee public access to an essential piece of Scottish history." The two books are the Aberdeen Breviary, so-called because it was commissioned by the Bishop of Aberdeen, and contains services and readings for use in Scottish churches, and a small 16-page book called the Compassio Beate M