World Book Day @ Borders

A World Of Fun! Top children’s authors instore

throughout the day: J K Rowling, Stephen Potts,

Julie Bertagna, Ann Coburn, Frank Rodgers, Joan Lennon and Alexander McCall-Smith.

Scotland the Best! Pat Kane introduces five Of Scotland’s hottest authors: Andrew O’Hagan. Janice Galloway, Meg Henderson, Des Dillon and Don Paterson as they discuss their favourite books and donate copies to Book Aid International. Instore at 7pm.

World Book Day, Friday 23th April



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Borders and The List present

Marc Almond

discussing his new book Beautiful Twisted Night

Thursday 22th April at 7pm

Peter Mullan

discussing his new film, Orphans, and his extensive film career.

Saturday 24th April at 7pm.



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World Book Day Borders Books. 283

3 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 10am—10pm.

Free. Harry Potter author JK Rowling is one of the children's authors appearing at Border's celebrations. Site will be joined by Steven Potts. Julie Bertagna. Ann

Coburtt. Frank Rogers. Joan Lennon and . Alexander McCall-Stttith and popular

performers The Alphabats. In the evening

Pat Kane introduces five of Scotland's 3 hottest authors; Andrew O‘Hagan. lattice Galloway. Meg Henderson. Des Dillon

and Don Paterson.

World Book Day Waterstone‘s. 153—157

Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 10am—7pm. Free. The celebrations continue with a treasure hunt (10am). arts activities with Mick Manning and Brita Granstorm (11.30am) and children‘s author Julie Bertagna reads from her book .S'oundtraek at 2pm. You can also vote for your own Desert Island Book (the winning title will

be announced on the day) or take

advantage of happy hour discounts (noon—3pm attd 5-—7ptn ).

World Book Day Dillons. 174 Argyle Street. 248 4814. 10am—7pm. Free. Andrew 0‘ Hagan. Meg Henderson. lsla Dewar. David R. Ross. Paul Magrs and Agnes Owens are among the authors appearing every hour as part of Dillons' festivities. There‘s also children’s storytelling. live poetry and discounted books.


World Book Day All branches of Edinburgh Waterstone‘s at 13—14 Princes Street. (556 3034). I28 Princes Street (226 2666) and 83 George Street (225 3436). 10am—7pm. The celebrations continue throughout the day. in the evening. Edinburgh crime—writer Ian Rankin will be doing a whistle-stop tour of the three branches starting at the East lind branch at 7pm. West [ind at 7.45pm and George Street at 8pm.



Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. l2.30pm. Free. Iain Pears‘ An Instance ()f The linger/inst is the book under discussion.

Wedding Event At Dillons Dillons. I74 Arger Street. 248 4814. l--5.30pm. Free. A special one-day event for couples planning a wedding. with 20’} discount on over 75 wedding-related titles plus expert advise from Glasgow‘s wedding industry. Peter Mullan Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Peter Mullan of My Name I.\ .loe fatne talks about his unique experience of the Scottish filtn industry. botlt as an actor and director.



Sunday Rhymes Brel. 39 Ashton Lane.

342 4966. 3~5pm. Free. Viv Gee hosts this

popular afternoon session of poetry with

guests welcome to perform their own work.

Robert Knox Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 8pm. Free. Performance poet. Robert Knox hosts this regular poetry evening giving writers and performers the opportunity to share their



Shore Poets Canon's Gait. 232

Canongate. 556 4481. 8pm. £1 (cones free). This evening‘s readings are frotn

Tracey Herd. Stewart Conn and Manus


McGeechan with music from Mae Shaw attd Tony Mitchell.

I Glasgow

Josie Dew Waterstone's. 153—157

Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. £2 (£1); ticket redeemable against book.

Travel writer Josie Dew recounts her adventures cycling around Japan in Ride In The i‘v'eon Sun: A (iaijin In Japan (Little. Brown £l6.99).



Kate Adie Royal Concen Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. lpttt. £3 (in advance); £3.50 (on the day). BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie. famed for reporting from some of the tnost dattgerous places in the world. talks about her experiences.

Castlemilk Writers The Scotia Bar. 1 12

Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free.

Des Dillon leads this writers' group.


Bella Bathurst James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. Free. Bella Bathurst will be itt conversation with Alan Taylor (managing editor of The .S‘eoisman) about her new book The Lighthouse .S'tet-msuns (HarperCollins £15.99).

Josie Dew Waterstone‘s. George Street. 225 3436. 7.30pm. Free. See Mon 26.



Thomas Clancy Waterstone's‘. l53—l57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7.30pm. Free. Published to great critical acclaim Thomas Clancy‘s collection of Celtic poetry The Triton/ill Tree (Canongate £9.99) is discussed by the author. Science Fiction/Fantasy Discussion Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7.30pm. Free. Jatttes Lovegrove's chilling criticism of the escalation of commercialism Days is the book under discussion.

THURSDAY 29 Glasgow

Classics Discussion Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6.30pm. Free. The group focus on Emile Zola's 'I‘herese Rat/tan.


each have 10 copies of

Josie Dew's book “Ride In The Neon Sun”

to give away to the first 10 readers to turn up to the book signing event on Tuesday 27th April, 7.30pm and Monday 26th April, 7pm, respectively.

Take this token with you to claim your free copy —— copies well be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis.


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