From BBC News website: “Members of staff at the National Library of Scotland point to an extract taken from one of the first books printed in Scotland, which forms part of the 500 years of the Scottish Printed Word exhibition. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.”
If you’re a member of the Scottish Law Librarians Group (SLLG), you’ll have already been sent your invite to this years event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The SLLG likes to try and ensure that members get the maximum benefit from the group, and as last years Book Festival visit proved so popular, it’s been decided that this should become an annual jaunt.
So, this year, we’ve selected the following as (hopefully) being of interest to as many members as possible, and at a good time to allow everyone the chance to attend:
“Bill Bell, David Finkelstein & Alistair McCleery: Books and Society
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
As Scotland celebrates 500 years of printing, editors David Finkelstein, Bill Bell and Alistair McCleery reveal the remarkable contribution to publishing and literary culture made by Scotland over the last 120 years – a period covering momentous change in writing, publishing technology, bookselling, readership and, of course, book festivals.”
Tickets for this event for SLLG members will be paid for by the group, so it’s free, free, free!
The image above (I think) relates to this event too, as this talk supports the exhibition referred to.
You can download the Festival Brochure from the website.