Author Daniel Gray to round off Book Week Scotland in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Libraries will be rounding off Book Week Scotland with a joy-filled celebration of one our favourite pastimes with author and broadcaster, Daniel Gray this Saturday (2 December) at Aberdeen Central Library from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Following his successful events at this summer’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, Daniel will be celebrating the joy of the written word with his new book ‘Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books’ and telling us why he thinks there are at least 50 reasons to love reading.

From rediscovering long forgotten childhood favourites, browsing other people’s bookshelves for the escapism books can offer, Daniel, whose works include ‘Saturday 3pm: 50 eternal delights of Football’ and ‘This is Scotland: A country in words and pictures’,, will be discussing what it is about books and reading that makes us love them so much.

Daniel said: “The event will be a celebration of how important it is to be able to lose yourself in words. Sometimes I feel like we need escape from a lot of what happens around us, so Scribbles in the Margins is about those moments when you can hide behind a book.

“I'll really enjoy bringing the book to life in Aberdeen, and hope people will nod and laugh along. It's especially important for me to be doing an event in a library as libraries are the very reason I fell in love with reading and writing in the first place, and indeed there is a chapter in the book about them.”

The free hour long event will include a Q&A and followed by a book sale and signing. Spaces at this free event are limited so booking is essential. To reserve your place, email libraryevents@aberdeencity.gov.uk, phone 01224 652500 or book via Eventbrite https://bwsacldanielgrey.eventbrite.co.uk