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MSP Aileen Campbell is looking forward to catching up with her reading in November as the full programme for Book Week Scotland is unveiled.

More than 350 free events, including a number in South Lanarkshire, are planned for Scotland’s first national celebration of reading. The programme, organised by Scottish Book Trust, will take place between November 26 and December 2, 2012.

Aileen said:

"This is a wonderful celebration of books and reading. There is a fantastic programme of events with great opportunities for everyone of all ages and with all interests, to embark or continue on a reading journey.

"Several of the events will be hosted by some of Scotland’s best loved authors. It will really provide a platform for everyone in Scotland to celebrate our exceptional literary talent, our history of literary excellence, and our rich creativity.

"There will really be something for everyone, including a pack of three free picture books for all Primary 1 schoolchildren in Scotland. There will also be 150,000 free copies of My Favourite Place - a collection of stories and poems written by the people of Scotland.

"Personally, I’m looking forward to 'The Reading Hour ' - 11 a.m. on St Andrew’s Day (Friday 30 November 2012) - when thousands of people across Scotland will stop what they’re doing and read. A wonderful opportunity to settle down, if only for an hour, with a good book".

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