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Blackwell’s Presents: What makes a book rare?

Bring Andrew Hunter a book from 1900 and he might scoff. Hunter, an antiquarian bookseller from Blackwell’s in Oxford’s Rare Books department, trades only truly old and rare books. His…

Blackwell’s Presents: The Scottish Bothy Bible

Having published his book The Scottish Bothy Bible earlier this year, Geoff Allen gave a talk at Blackwell’s in Edinburgh last Thursday. Witty, personal and very informative, Geoff Allen provided a…

Blackwell’s Children’s Giving Tree continues to grow

On the frosty autumnal morning of 10 November, Blackwell’s once again launched the Children’s Giving Tree project. Accompanied by local children’s author, Gill Arbuthnott, Kirsty Smith and her book Tree…

Unbound: A New Way to Publish

Getting a book published is a notoriously difficult task. Each year thousands of prospective writers have their work rejected by publishing houses for a variety of reasons: be it that…

Blackwell’s Presents: Gerry Hassan – Scotland the Bold

Gerry Hassan is one of those few people aspiring to, and maybe even capable of, seeing events as they unfold within the context of history. He attempts to do just…

Blackwell’s Presents: An Evening with Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin crosses the stage, looking every inch what you expect of a crime writer. He sits down, takes a sip of whiskey and examines the audience with the same…

(Blackwell’s Presents) The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America

Modern Latin American poetry is a relatively unknown genre of literature that Blackwell’s sought to celebrate and raise awareness for last Wednesday, with the poetry launch of The Other Tiger:…

Blackwell’s Presents: An Evening with Jim Crumley

An intimate gathering at Blackwell’s bookshop last Wednesday gave nature enthusiasts the opportunity to engage in discussion with seasoned Scottish nature writer Jim Crumley about his new book, The Nature…