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3 August: Ticket Launch for BOOKMARK BOOK FESTIVAL

Olga Wojtas, one of our Patrons, will be reading from her highly entertaining Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Gondola of Doom. Joining her to discuss this (and so much more) will be her fellow author, Ewan Morrison, well-known to BOOKMARK audiences.

The full programme for October will be announced, and discounted weekend and day pass tickets (discounts available for only 2 weeks) will be on sale.

Afternoon tea will be provided, including a very special raffle!

2 pm St Catherine’s, George Street Blairgowrie.


26th September: Sir Alexander McCall Smith at Perth Theatre (Joan Knight Studio)

We’re delighted to be welcoming the much-loved Sandy McCall Smith to an event in Perth. He will be joined by his friend and another of our distinguished Patrons, Magnus Linklater, for an hour’s blend of reading, talk and a great deal of laughter.

7 pm  Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre. 


5-6 October: BOOKMARK Book Festival, Community Campus, Blairgowrie

‘Illuminations: from manuscripts to mountaintops’ 

All the best writing throws new lights onto people, places and events – some famous, some overlooked; some imagined, some all too real.  This year’s BOOKMARK Festival (October 5 -6) is proud to present 10 events which will rekindle our imaginations and interests.  Come and listen to a great collection of our finest writers from the south of England to the north of Scotland as they celebrate renowned illustrators, regale us with eye-opening adventures, showcase first class fiction from all genres and introduce us to exceptional figures from the past. We promise an illuminating weekend to remember! 

16 November: Philip Paris and The Last Witch of  Scotland

Celebrating Book Week Scotland, Philip Paris will be joining us to discuss his latest novel.

2 pm St Catherine’s Hall, George Street, Blairgowrie

 For all ticket details, please click here

Also on our website each month are Kate Davies’ (of Adventure into Books) Books of the Month to keep you reading!

 And don’t forget our Book of the Year Award 2024 shortlist – aimed particularly at suggesting ideal titles for Book Groups.

If you would like advance notice of any BOOKMARK event please consider becoming a Member for £10 a year by contacting
Rhona, our Treasurer, on