BOOKMARK Book Festival

Perthshire's Book Festival


BOOKMARK 2024

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
and
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?


 BOOKMARK Book Festiva

presents 

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.






Background:

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.

BOOKMARK Countdown

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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Authors

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

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Committee

Our Committee and find out how to get involved.

Latest News

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Kate Davies' Book Selection for June 2024

BOOKMARK Book Recommendations: June 2024 Kicking us off for this month is Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang.  From what I’ve read so far it’s clever,...

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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...

Books of the Month

June 2024


Yellowface

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang

Queen Macbeth by Val McDermid

Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff

The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

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