Read the Past, Imagine the Future

28th May 2017

Culture Perth and Kinross libraries to make it easier for readers to find something different.

Culture Perth and Kinross’ Libraries are offering local readers the chance to try something news. Scotland’s national adult reading promotion for 2017 – ‘Read the Past , Imagine the Future’ is running in libraries across Scotland until Book Week Scotland in November.

Starting on World Book Night, 23rd April, the theme for this year’s national reading promotion encourages people to celebrate the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a great read from their local library. Designed to celebrate Scotland’s rich and diverse reading culture, we will be encouraging adults to ‘Read the Past – Imagine the Future’ with a range of exciting new and more established fiction and non-fiction authors.

Culture Perth and Kinross libraries’ campaign will be feature a rolling promotion of displays of books, allowing people to see different titles and genres more easily – and challenge themselves to try something different.  The range of titles cover Scotland’s history from the earliest times to present day including works from local authors John Buchan and Jess Smith. One of the libraries most popular authors Diana Gabladon, famous for her Outlander series which was filmed for the screen in Perthshire, will also feature in the promotion.

Local readers are invited to share their favourite titles that fit the theme ‘Read the Past, Imagine the Future’ with other readers by recommending them to library staff for inclusion.


Our competition will offer keen book critics the chance to win £50 in book tokens, by submitting their own book reviews. To enter readers just need to complete a review card in your local library or post a Tweet containing the hashtag #ReadThePast17, the book title and review comments.

To recommend your titles to our staff, or to enter your reviews in our competition to win £50 book tokens visit your local library, or tweet your reviews to us @CPK Libraries with the hastag #ReadThePast17

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