BOOKMARK Book Festival

Perthshire's Book Festival


AGM Saturday 18 May 2024

What a great afternoon, yesterday with an enthusiastic audience who,
after the business part of the afternoon was completed,
enjoyed discussing their choice of book they would  take with them to a desert island.
There was an eclectic mix of classics, modern contemporary novels 
and poetry.
The conversation about books and the lovely sunshine we were having
continued during tea and home bakes served by our wonderful
hospitality team.

Tickets are now on sale for
BOOKMARK 2024 Launch
and our special event in Perth
Sir Alexander McCall Smith

for your information here is a list of those titles chosen by BOOKMARK members

365 Poems for Life - An Uplifting Collection for Every Day of the Year (ed Ellie Asiri) 

A Scots Quair, Lewis Grassic Gibbon 

A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz 

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens 

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll 

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières 

Game of Thrones, George R R Martin 

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

Lord of the Rings, J R R Tolkein 

Middlemarch,  George Eliot 

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt  

Robert Frost: Collected Poems  

 Still Life, Sarah Winman 

Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times:  poetry anthology (edited by Neil Astley) 

The CIA World Factbook 

The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald 

The Raj Quartet, Paul Scott


 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.


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 3 August

BOOKMARK 2024 Launch with Olga Wojtas

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

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