BOOKMARK Book Festival

Perthshire's Book Festival


AGM Saturday 18 May 2024

As we were only too painfully aware, Blairgowrie became an island on the second day of our 2023 Festival.

With that in mind, let's imagine ourselves on a rather drier and hotter island and choose a book that we would take with us.
I would love to compile a list of 

BOOKMARK members' Desert Island Books 
and present this to you all at the 
Talking about these choices would provide an engaging, amusing and highly informative session!

Please email me 
your choice of book ('box sets' are allowed!) 
11 May, please.  
Time for me to put the list together before we all set sail.


If you would like to discover more about the plays in the current season at 

Perth Theatre, 
I'm giving 45 minute talks on

April 18 - Moby Dick and 
May 2 - Joe Orton and What the Butler Saw.

The talks start at 6.00pm and cost £2 (if you're not a Friend, otherwise they are free)  

You don't have to go to that evening's performance and I finish in time for people to get to other commitments.
Perth Theatre is not a 'rep' company so these are all visiting productions and I have been really impressed by everything I've seen so far. For instance,The Time Machine has been nominated for an Olivier Award.

All details at

 BOOKMARK Book Festiva


Sir Alexander (Sandy) McCall Smith

at Perth Theatre.  

This much loved writer will be joined by his friend and acclaimed journalist
 Magnus Linklater:
their wide-ranging  and captivating conversation will travel from Botswana to Edinburgh,
alongside his rich and hugely engaging cast of characters including
Mrs Ramotswe and Isabel Dalhousie.
Sandy McCall Smith’s love of music, poetry, art and so many other interests
will also feature in this unmissable and highly entertaining event.

 For ticket information, please click here

  For all our other events please click here.

What's On - In Conversation 
Sir Ian Rankin and Gregory Burke

Perth Theatre
Friday 17 May 2024

For more information, please click here


BOOKMARK established in 2012, has developed a reputation for being a friendly, well organised Book Festival which offers a wide range of events to suit all interests.

Our Next Event:

Saturday 18 May

BOOKMARK AGM and Desert Island Books

Location: St Catharine's Community Centre, PH10 6EY

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Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike Milligan

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