Scottish Books Events: December 2023

A bit of a quiet one on the books front this month, but there's plenty of cosy launches and readings to help add to your holiday reading list

Feature by Anahit Behrooz | 28 Nov 2023
  • Glasgow Zine Library

It's a bit of a quiet month for books, as the publishing industry slows down in the run-up to the festive period. Still, there’s some cosy launches, readings, and book groups to get stuck into, perfect for adding to your holiday reading list. Gorgeous Scotland-based literary magazine Extra Teeth launch their eighth (!) issue at The Portobello Bookshop on 30 Nov. Over at Lighthouse, dig into the dark side of consumerism with authors Andrew Simms and Leo Murray and their new book Badvertising (7 Dec). 

For some festive performance, join Michael Pedersen, Hollie McNish, Withered Hand and Gemma Cairney for the annual spoken word bash Cold Turkey's Festive Frolic on 8 Dec at Summerhall. There’s more music and spoken word in-the-round over at Hame-ish (10 Dec, Augustine United Church), ft. folk music from The Jellyman’s Daughter and poetry from Iona Lee, while Loud Poets hold their December edition at The Scottish Storytelling Centre (8 Dec). There’s cosy story time (for adults!) at the Glasgow Women’s Library with Story Café (14 Dec), and a hands-on opportunity to help Glasgow Zine Library catalogue their collection of queer zines (10 Dec).