Books events in Lanarkshire

View all the upcoming Books events taking place throughout Lanarkshire below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Lanarkshire

Cumbernauld Comic Con

Cumbernauld Comic Con

26th February 2022 - 27th February 2022

The Big Glasgow Comic Page is coming to Cumbernauld! There will exhibitors and traders selling comics, graphic novels, crafts, art, Funko Pop figures and much more!
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Paul Larkin - TIMS Book Event

Paul Larkin - TIMS Book Event

9th April 2022

Join writer Paul Larkin at the Knight of St Columba Social Club, Moodiesburn on Saturday 9th April as he discusses his new book TIMS which looks at the history of Celtic FC.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

17th January 2022 - 23rd December 2022

Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!

Find out about East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Bookface Book Swap with Doug Allan in Edinburgh

Bookface Book Swap with Doug Allan in Edinburgh

6th March 2022

Bring four books to swap and enjoy a special Q&A with guest author Doug Allan about his book Freeze Frame: A Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventures on Ice.

Find out about Bookface Book Swap with Doug Allan in Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Colour & Cloth: The Colour of Fashion Book Talk & Launch

Colour & Cloth: The Colour of Fashion Book Talk & Launch

16th March 2022

Join us at Dovecot as Caroline Young delves into the significance of colour in dress and explores how the symbolism has shifted over time!

Find out about Colour & Cloth: The Colour of Fashion Book Talk & Launch on What's On Edinburgh
Tits, Gits and Little Sh*ts: An Evening with Gill Sims

Tits, Gits and Little Sh*ts: An Evening with Gill Sims

2nd April 2022

Enjoy an evening with Gill Sims, author of the Best Selling ‘Why Mummy’ series of books and the woman behind the hugely popular ‘Peter and Jane’ Facebook page at The Queen's Hall on 2nd April.

Find out about Tits, Gits and Little Sh*ts: An Evening with Gill Sims on What's On Edinburgh
An Evening with David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris

10th July 2022

David Sedaris will take An Evening With David Sedaris across the UK and Ireland in summer 2022. Catch him live at the Usher Hall on Sunday 10th July!

Find out about An Evening with David Sedaris on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Events in Glasgow

The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill with Craig Robertson

The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill with Craig Robertson

10th February 2022

Join author Craig Robertson at Waterstones Sauchiehall Street as he launches his new novel, The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill!

An Evening With Louise Welsh - The Second Cut

An Evening With Louise Welsh - The Second Cut

17th February 2022

Waterstones Sauchiehall Street are pleased to be welcoming back Glasgow's own award winning author Louise Welsh as she discusses her latest book, The Second Cut!

Find out about An Evening With Louise Welsh - The Second Cut on What's On Glasgow
Gray Day

Gray Day

25th February 2022

Gray Day, the annual celebration of the late Alasdair Gray, returns for a second year with a day-long celebration and a live event at Oran Mor Glasgow featuring readings, film and music!

Find out about Gray Day on What's On Glasgow
ACME Scotland Comic Con

ACME Scotland Comic Con

5th March 2022 - 6th March 2022

If you're a fan of movies, comics, video games, sci-fi, anime or cosplay you cannot miss the ACME Scotland Comic Con at the SEC Glasgow on the 5th & 6th March!

Find out about ACME Scotland Comic Con on What's On Glasgow
BGCP Comic Con: Largs

BGCP Comic Con: Largs

12th March 2022

Returning for a fourth year, BGCP Comic Con presents Largs Comic Con 2022 on Saturday 12th March!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Largs on What's On Glasgow
BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands

BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands

1st May 2022

BGCP Comic Con is coming to Shawlands in May 2022, with an array of awesome themed activities, traders and fun for all ages!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands on What's On Glasgow
BGCP Comic Con: Loch Lomond

BGCP Comic Con: Loch Lomond

2nd July 2022 - 3rd July 2022

BGCP Comic Con returns to Loch Lomond Shores on 2nd & 3rd July with a family-friendly event suitable for heroes of all ages!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Loch Lomond on What's On Glasgow
An Evening with David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris

17th July 2022

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humour writers, catch his live tour at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on 17th July!

Find out about An Evening with David Sedaris on What's On Glasgow
BGCP Comic Con: Dunoon

BGCP Comic Con: Dunoon

30th July 2022

BGCP Comic Con has made the decision to cross over to Dunoon on Saturday 30th July to present Dunoon's first ever Comic Con in the newly refurbished Queen's Hall!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Dunoon on What's On Glasgow
Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live

Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live

4th October 2022

Mindfulness pioneer Gelong Thubten will bring 'A Monk's Guide To Happiness' to Oran Mor Glasgow on 4th October 2022.

Find out about Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live on What's On Glasgow

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Library Listening Lounge

Library Listening Lounge

17th February 2022 - 26th February 2022

Together with your grown-up, find a space in the Paisley Book Festival 'garden', coorie in – and discover together that even watering cans have tales to tell!

Find out about Library Listening Lounge on What's On Renfrewshire
Paisley Book Festival Opening Night: Stories Mak Us

Paisley Book Festival Opening Night: Stories Mak Us

17th February 2022

Enjoy a warm welcome back to Paisley Book Festival as we introduce our brand-new theme for this year – Stories Mak Us – and celebrate the fundamental role that narratives play in shaping our lives

Find out about Paisley Book Festival Opening Night: Stories Mak Us on What's On Renfrewshire
Colouring and Craic: A Reminiscence Workshop with Project Search

Colouring and Craic: A Reminiscence Workshop with Project Search

18th February 2022

Join Project Search for 'Colouring and Craic' a special reminiscence workshop being hosted at Paisley Central Library as part of Paisley Book Festival 2022!

Louise Welsh: The Second Cut

Louise Welsh: The Second Cut

18th February 2022

Paisley Book Festival welcome Louise Welsh to introduce this hot-off-the-press new adventure in conversation with fellow crime writer and Paisley Buddy Karen Campbell!

Find out about Louise Welsh: The Second Cut on What's On Renfrewshire
Book Launch! Daddy’s Bad Bed Day with Ross MacKay

Book Launch! Daddy’s Bad Bed Day with Ross MacKay

19th February 2022

Join Paisley Book Festival for this very special book launch where Ross MacKay will read from his new picture book and lead a playful workshop for children all about cheering each other up!

Find out about Book Launch! Daddy’s Bad Bed Day with Ross MacKay on What's On Renfrewshire
Ghost Stories with James Robertson

Ghost Stories with James Robertson

19th February 2022

Author James Robertson chats to Professor of Scottish Studies and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Gary West about the inspiration for his new book as part of Paisley Book Festival!

Find out about Ghost Stories with James Robertson on What's On Renfrewshire
Resurrecting Scotland’s Witches with Jenni Fagan and C. J. Cooke

Resurrecting Scotland’s Witches with Jenni Fagan and C. J. Cooke

19th February 2022

Authors Jenni Fagan and C. J. Cooke are joined in conversation by Zoe Venditozzi, co-host of the Witches of Scotland podcast, for 'Resurrecting Scotland's Witches' as part of Paisley Book Festival!

Shaping Scotland’s Stories: From Inspiration to Publication

Shaping Scotland’s Stories: From Inspiration to Publication

19th February 2022

Join Publishing Scotland and authors Anne Pia and Mick Kitson as they invite readers to learn more about the inner workings of the book industry as part of Paisley Book Festival!

Find out about Shaping Scotland’s Stories: From Inspiration to Publication on What's On Renfrewshire
Translating Experience with Juana Adcock and Vahni Anthony Capildeo

Translating Experience with Juana Adcock and Vahni Anthony Capildeo

19th February 2022

Join Juana Adcock and Vahni Anthony Capildeo as they discuss the responsibility that comes with translating poetry from one language to another as part of Paisley Book Festival.

Writing Dance: A Creative Workshop with Leela Soma

Writing Dance: A Creative Workshop with Leela Soma

19th February 2022

Dance is a wonderful form of storytelling and in this creative workshop, as part of Paisley Book Festival, the art of Indian Classical Dance will be used as inspiration to get the pen flowing.

Find out about Writing Dance: A Creative Workshop with Leela Soma on What's On Renfrewshire
Graeme Macrae Burnet: Case Study

Graeme Macrae Burnet: Case Study

20th February 2022

Paisley Book Festival welcome Kilmarnock-born author Graeme Macrae Burnet on 20th February to discuss his latest novel, Case Study, a psychological thriller set in 1960s London!

Find out about Graeme Macrae Burnet: Case Study on What's On Renfrewshire
Island Words with Roseanne Watt and Pàdraig MacAoidh

Island Words with Roseanne Watt and Pàdraig MacAoidh

20th February 2022

How do island words and worlds challenge national and international literatures? And how does language look different from an island perspective? Find out at Island Words part of Paisley Book Festival

Find out about Island Words with Roseanne Watt and Pàdraig MacAoidh on What's On Renfrewshire
The Stories we Leave Behind with C.S. Robertson & Mary Paulson-Ellis

The Stories we Leave Behind with C.S. Robertson & Mary Paulson-Ellis

20th February 2022

What happens to our stories after we're gone and who gets to tell them? This is the question asked by two of Scotland's most exciting writing talents in their latest novels!

Scotland and the Legacy of Slavery

Scotland and the Legacy of Slavery

21st February 2022

Join historian David Alston, multi-disciplinary visual artist Ashanti Harris and Lecturer in the History of Atlantic Slavery, Peggy Brunache as they discuss Scotland and the legacy of slavery.

Find out about Scotland and the Legacy of Slavery on What's On Renfrewshire
A Guide to Getting Started with Jim Alexander and Seamus Connolly

A Guide to Getting Started with Jim Alexander and Seamus Connolly

22nd February 2022

Join Paisley Book Festival for a conversation about kick starting your career as a writer with two local authors who've done just that, Jim Alexander and Seamus Connolly!

Finding Connection in a Disconnected World with Will Buckingham

Finding Connection in a Disconnected World with Will Buckingham

23rd February 2022

Join Will Buckingham and Roxani Krystalli at Paisley Central Library as they discuss interacting with strangers and the age-old traditions of hospitality and friendship.

Hidden Stories of Renfrewshire Women with Glasgow Women’s Library

Hidden Stories of Renfrewshire Women with Glasgow Women’s Library

24th February 2022

Discover real life tales of tragedy and hardship but also of resilience and creativity on the Hidden Stories of Renfrewshire Women workshop from Glasgow Women's Library as part of Paisley Book Fest.

Hidden Voices: Living the Past, Informing the Future

Hidden Voices: Living the Past, Informing the Future

24th February 2022

Join local writers Mairi Murphy, Morag Smith, Kathryn Metcalfe and Lesley Traynor as they share their love of poetry, taking inspiration from women in their own lives!

Find out about Hidden Voices: Living the Past, Informing the Future on What's On Renfrewshire
Late Night Stories: Bridging Cultures through Storytelling

Late Night Stories: Bridging Cultures through Storytelling

25th February 2022

Join Gauri Raje, Jess Smith and Clare McNicol, an extraordinary line-up of storytellers, as they discuss Bridging Cultures through Storytelling with Guest Curator Mara Menzies.

Find out about Late Night Stories: Bridging Cultures through Storytelling on What's On Renfrewshire
Reimagining Scotland’s History with Denise Mina

Reimagining Scotland’s History with Denise Mina

25th February 2022

Join one of Scotland's best loved crime writers as she delves into one of the darkest moments in Scotland's history for this special event as part of Paisley Book Festival 2022!

Find out about Reimagining Scotland’s History with Denise Mina on What's On Renfrewshire
Book Launch! Cora - Gaisgeach nan Gràineag!

Book Launch! Cora - Gaisgeach nan Gràineag!

26th February 2022

Don't miss the launch of Cora - Gaisgeach nan Gràineag accompanied by a puppet show for 4 to 7 year olds at Paisley Central Library as part of Paisley Book Fest!

Find out about Book Launch! Cora - Gaisgeach nan Gràineag! on What's On Renfrewshire
Brickwork: How Places Mak Us with Kirstin Innes & David Bratchpiece

Brickwork: How Places Mak Us with Kirstin Innes & David Bratchpiece

26th February 2022

Join writers Kirstin Innes and David Bratchpiece as they discuss their book Brickwork, the story of cultural institution The Arches, told through the people who made it!

From Page to Stage with Hannah Lavery and Dean Atta

From Page to Stage with Hannah Lavery and Dean Atta

26th February 2022

Hannah Lavery and Dean Atta are joined by Guest Curator Mara Menzies as they explore how their words and ideas manifest differently from literary form to the performance space.

Find out about From Page to Stage with Hannah Lavery and Dean Atta on What's On Renfrewshire
Phantom the Ginger Mog

Phantom the Ginger Mog

26th February 2022

Come along to Paisley Central Library and find out all about a very special Ginger Mog called Phantom!

Find out about Phantom the Ginger Mog on What's On Renfrewshire
Song from the Last Page: Festival Finale

Song from the Last Page: Festival Finale

26th February 2022

Join the Paisley Book Fest team as they round off this year's festival with a heart-warming musical celebration of Scottish writers and the world of stories!

Find out about Song from the Last Page: Festival Finale on What's On Renfrewshire
What Maks a Makar with Kathleen Jamie

What Maks a Makar with Kathleen Jamie

26th February 2022

Paisley Book Festival are delighted to welcome Kathleen Jamie to discuss her career to date, read some of her latest work and share what the first six months as Makar have been like!

Find out about What Maks a Makar with Kathleen Jamie on What's On Renfrewshire
Film & Comic Con Glasgow

Film & Comic Con Glasgow

20th August 2022 - 21st August 2022

The Film & Comic Con Glasgow returns to Braehead Arena on the weekend of the 20th & 21st of August!

Find out about Film & Comic Con Glasgow on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

BGCP Comic Con: Stirling

BGCP Comic Con: Stirling

16th July 2022

Stirling BGCP Comic Con returns to the The Albert Halls on Saturday 16th July 2022, bringing you all the best and current offerings from the geek world!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Stirling on What's On Stirling

Events in Other Areas

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Waiting for the Magic - The Photography of Oscar Marzaroli
Street Level Photoworks bring their hugely popular exhibition 'Waiting for the Magic' featuring the work of documentary photographer Oscar Marzaroli to North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre!
Supreme Queen
Supreme Queen continue to take things to a whole different level, with their homage to the greatest days of one of the planet's greatest ever rock bands, catch them in Motherwell on February 17th!
Rapunzel
Starbright Entertainments return to Motherwell Concert Hall with another Easter Egg-travaganza... Rapunzel!
Death at the Library - Murder Mystery Evening
Join fellow crime lovers at Lanark Library for their Death at the Library Murder Mystery Evening on 15th March!
The Story of Guitar Heroes
If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show... don't miss 'The Story of Guitar Heroes' at Motherwell Concert Hall on February 19th!

Popular Venues

Airdrie Town Hall East Kilbride Arts Centre East Kilbride Village Theatre Lanark Memorial Hall Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre Rutherglen Town Hall The Town House Hamilton