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Bookspotting free app

Bookspotting is a new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland. Bookspotting is a tool for discovering Scottish-interest books - from old favourites to the latest reads - making the most of the functions built in to the smartphone in your pocket

New This Month


Our recommended books for December.


Some new faces on our list of authors: Mandy Haggith, J. David Simons, Victoria Hendry and Lesley McDowell.

Some of our authors

Author of the Month

Daniela Sacerdoti is an Italian-born schoolteacher and writer who has lived in Scotland for over ten years. She was born in Naples and raised in a small village in the Italian Alps, and she studied Classics at the University of Turin. Her great-uncle was the renowned Italian writer Carlo Levi.

Daniela now lives in Glasgow and has seen wonderful success with her YA Sarah Midnight series, a children's book and several adult fiction titles. Her latest novel Take Me Home is now available.

Featured Publisher

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Read all about Scotland's new professional health publisher Handspring Publishing. Their books cater to osteopaths, massage therapists, Pilates teachers, physiotherapists, and other professionals all of whom use touch or movement to help patients achieve wellness.

Maps of Scottish Books, Authors, Publishers and Festivals

A small map of Scotland

Our exclusive maps of Scottish Books, Authors, Publishers and Festivals brings together information on the settings of Scottish books - from Shetland to the Borders; the home towns of Scottish authors; the locations of our literary festivals, and much more. We also reach further afield, to highlight Scottish literary connections around the world.

Scottish Books in History

Scottish Books in History Hourglass

Scottish Books in History is ideal for all historically-minded readers. We've prepared pages on Scottish Books in History, with lists of fiction set in different time periods. We've started with 20th century Scottish fiction, with lists of WWI and WWII fiction. Also look out for Jacobite Fiction, the Victorian Era, the Romans in Scotland and much more.

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Book of the Month

A Book Of Death And Fish

Ian Stephen


A wonderful story that begins when Peter MacAulay sits down to write his will.

Children's Choice

Cover scan of There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed A Midgie

There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed A Midgie

Rebecca Colby


A hilarious Scottish twist on a much-loved rhyme sees the wee lassie swallow a succession of Scottish animals.

Sandstone Press Scottish Publisher of the Year

Cover scan of John McPake And The Sea Beggars

John McPake And The Sea Beggars

Stuart Campbell


Cover scan of A Broken Hallelujah

A Broken Hallelujah

Liel Leibovitz


Cover scan of Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Martin Moran