Next week sees some eagerly awaited Imprentit events at NLS.
First, on Monday 1 September at 7pm, leading piobaireachd authority Roderick Cannon will give the talk 'Calling the Tune', telling how Scottish pipers managed the transition from an oral to a printed tradition, illustrated with manuscripts and books from the Library's collections.
On Wednesday 3 September, also at 7pm, Linda Fleming of the Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records will give the talk 'Better than a Gin and Tonic'. In this talk she will give an introduction to Scottish Readers Remember, an oral history research project at Napier University, exploring how Scots born before 1945, from Lerwick to Larbert, have made the practice of reading a part of their everyday lives.
You can listen to Scots talking about their experiences of reading, recorded as part of this project, in our exhibition.
Finally, Sunday 7 December from 11am to 12:30pm sees the event Books at Brunch. This is a family event where you can have a bite to eat, and share your favourite Scottish poems, stories and books at this relaxing brunch-time event. Bring along something to read aloud to others, or just feel free to listen and discover new favourites - all ages welcome.