BOOKMARK Book Festival

Perthshire's Book Festival


BOOKMARK Chair, Gail Wylie

Our wonderful Chair, Gail is a very busy lady.  
Not only has she organised a book festival to rival all other festivals, 
she also finds time to volunteer for 
Care Home Reading Aloud Sessions
at 2 of Blairgowrie's care homes.
During Volunteer Week, Gail was awarded a certificate and gifts for her dedication.
Below is a statement from Gail regarding her volunteering
photos of her at one of the care homes and
at her presentation.

Blairgowrie’s BOOKMARK Book Festival is delighted to be part of the volunteering initiative run by Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership.  It is important to us to take literature – in this case poetry – to people who cannot physically get to our events.  What a joy it is to read poems and see the effect it has on the listeners – from rapt attention to an aura of peace and calm in the room.  I can honestly say I get as much enjoyment from these visits as the residents seem to do!” 

Gail Wylie  
Chair of BOOKMARK volunteers at Muirton House Care Home

Tickets are now on sale for 
BOOKMARK 2024 Launch
Saturday 3 August
 Have you bought your tickets yet?

for all details of this year's selection, please click

 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.

Kate Davies' book selection for July 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

More info >>
All Upcoming Events >>

Find Out More:

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Events Calendar

Find out what we have planned for you in 2024 ...

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BOOKMARK has, right from the start, attracted important writers. Look who has been with us!

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Our Committee and find out how to get involved.

Latest News

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Kate Davies' Book Selection for May 2024

This month’s BOOKMARK AGM on the 18th has a Desert Island Theme, which of course got me thinking about what I would take Skipping quickly past the BOOKMARK...

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Kate Davies' Book Selection for April 2024

Foolery is afoot as we enter April, and Loki, the Norse God of Mischief, is in full swing. A dash of nonsense to start us...

Books of the Month

July 2024


Weyward by Emilia Hart

Brotherless Night by VV Ganeshananthan

Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck

French Windows by Antoine Laurain

Stories for Summer and Days by the Pool by Various

Snail in Space by Rachel Bright

Torfinn and the Gruesome Games by David MacPhail

See Details >>