SELECTION OF BOOKS AVAILABLE
On Saturday June 4th from 10.30-3.30pm unco books is sponsoring a 'pop up' bookshop in Turriff Town House (High Street Turriff) where you can browse and buy and chat with authors and publishers. Why not broaden your mind with some hot summer reads!
We will have books by Scots authors old and new, living and dead and our eclectic mix of books covers the length of Scotland from Shetland to Galloway.
At 11am Helen Dean will chat with Cally Wight about the books by James and Bjarnhild Tulloch. Ordinary people who published their own extraordinary stories. James’ ‘The Heogan Story: A Link with the past’ tells of the history of the Heogan Fish Factory on Shetland while his wife Bjarnhild’s book ‘Terror in the Arctic’ tells of her childhood in Nazi occupied Norway. With modern digital technology it is easier to publish than ever before and the opportunity to share social history offers the reader a whole new range of reading matter which doesn’t make it to the ‘bestsellers’ list. Come and find out what it’s all about.
At 12.45pm Cally will take you on a journey to the other end of Galloway. From the 19th century works of ‘Scotland’s forgotten bestseller’ S.R.Crockett, to the newest writing from ‘Wag Tongues’ the Dumfries & Galloway Writers Collective, she will talk about and read excerpts from work set in this beautiful part of the country. It will be like going on your holidays without ever leaving home! But may inspire you to take a trip south this summer. There are young adult books, poetry and stories for adults and children, as well as some great non-fiction.
At 2.30pm In a ‘meet the author’ special, Cally will chat with Hanna Pennig author of ‘Vollig Irre.’ It’s a book in German which is a collection of stories, with talking water bottles, snow monsters that get driving lessons, frogs that take a mobile phone for a Mars frog.. and the key features is the linguistic ‘play’ which might well be lost in a translation to English. Cally and Hanna will chat about how language affects our understanding of the world around us.
And all day you can drop in to browse and buy a selection of new and second hand books – including a whole section of books on mountains/climbing/the great outdoors as well as new books from the McStorytellers Collection and more locally The Deveron Press.
You can be among the first to buy the newly published 'The Percentages Men' by Brendan Gisby and even buy a pre-publication copy of 'Fisherfolk of the North East' by James Leatham.
Fact or fiction, there really is something for everyone at the ‘pop up’ bookshop. But it’s only on for one day – so don’t miss the chance to pick up some hot summer reads at bargain prices. If you love books and reading – this is the place to be on Saturday 4th June.