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Latest News For Book Worms

Updated: Mar 14

I love a good book and at this time of the year, I overindulge. The fire is on, I have one large mug of hot chocolate with the works and a good book. There is a cute little window in the living room of the cottage, which has a view of the garden. Oh, how I am grateful when it's raining cats and dogs.

Every year in Scotland is a themed year, the past two years we're Coast and Water's (due to Covid). This is the Year of Stories. What a brilliant theme! We are all said to have a book within us, what is yours? Oh, the stories I have heard on my travels. Oh my.

Did you know that 2022 is also the 25th anniversary of World Book Day? Also dates for your diary - Edinburgh International Book Festival will take place from 13-29 August 2022.

Here is more on the Year of Stories and the latest news for book lovers.

Mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows in front of the log fire.
Enjoying A Deluxe Hot Chocolate By The Log Fire ©MDHarding

Latest News For Book Worms

Year of Stories

Celebrating stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland, with a programme of exciting events.

"Stories are a vital part of Scotland’s culture and every community has a different tale to tell. Shared stories, whether spoken, written, sung, or filmed are what give a sense of place, history, and belonging. This year you can look forward to events by community groups, museums, heritage sites, and other visitor attractions with storytelling always at the heart of it" - Visit Scotland

Novel Bookends

James Bond Bookend ©Red Candy

James Bond Bookend

The name’s End…Bookend. The suave, stylish granddaddy of spies is slipping into your shelf space, and he’s on a mission to make sure your books are seen By Your Eyes Only. Made of black metal, the James Bond Bookend perfectly depicts 007 as he raises his Golden Gun. And of course, no Bond story would be complete without a Bond girl, who stands proudly up against your stack of books! This bookish Bond Girl has both brains and beauty! You’ll be sure Skyfall in love with this quirky bookend as The Spy Who Loved Me keeps his GoldenEye on your pages, ensuring nobody else lays a Goldfinger on them. From Red Candy with Love, this is one bookend you really can’t say Dr. No to… (Pro tip: If you don’t say “Ah, Mr. Bond: I’ve been expecting you” when your parcel arrives, you’re really missing out a trick.)

James Bond Bookend Specifications Material: Metal Colour: Black Dimensions: 17 cm x 10 cm x 12 cm Product Code: BAL-27035

From Austen to Evaristo, Golding to García Márquez, it’s time to celebrate the literary loves of your life with a selection of book products from Red Candy in honour of World Book Day 2022!

"We’ve all got that one cosy book we keep going back to (and that one that’s been sitting on the shelf for eight years, with a bookmark wedged in around page twenty - Sapiens, I’m looking at you!)" - Red Candy

Which book has been sat on your bookshelf for many years?