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The Bookmark is keen to stimulate community enthusiasm in all things literary.  To that end we aim to bring interesting, exciting authors to Grantown, both established names and those starting out on their writing careers.  This is your chance to meet the writers themselves and find out what's behind their latest book.    Whether you have a burning question to ask or simply want to sit and listen, these are informal and enjoyable gatherings open to all.  Most author events take place in local hotels and tickets will be available in advance from the shop or on the door.



"It was a real pleasure to find such a large and enthusiastic audience"

Christopher Brookmyre, September 2013



Chris Brookmyre  Wed. 17th May 2017

Grant Arms Hotel . Grantown on Spey for 7.30pm

 Contact us for further details. Tickets £6.00  available at The Bookmark  Tel 01479 873433




Lesley Riddoch  Wed. 24th May 2017

Journalist and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch discussing her new book, McSmörgåsbord: What post-Brexit Scotland can learn from the Nordics.


The Nordic countries have a veritable smörgåsbord of relationships with the European Union, from in to out to somewhere in between. So, what does that mean for Scotland?

The unique combination of personal experience and experts’ insights give McSmörgåsbord its hands-on character: pragmatic and thought-provoking, challenging and instructive, full of amazing stories and useful comparisons, enriching the debates about Scotland’s post-Brexit future as a Nordic neighbour.


Garth Hotel. Tickets are available by clicking here, or by visiting The Bookmark Tel 01479 873433



 Tues 13th Semptember 2016 we held an event with Catherine Czerkawska  for her novel "The Jewel" in The Garth Hotel, Grantown on Spey. "The Jewel" is a fascinating novel about the life of Jean Armour and her husband, Robert Burns. There was book discussion by the author and audience and songs of Robert Burns sung by Marie-Louise Napier. We had a wonderful turnout, over 40. See the author's thoughts on the evening:


The Bookmark is also responsible for organising Grantown's new Wee Crime Festival which runs in the autumn.  'Dark Nights, Dark Deeds... Death in Grantown' was a great success both in 2013 and 2014 and we hope to make it annual fixture in the crime writing festival calendar.   So far, the event has featured appearances by authors Lin Anderson, Malcolm Archibald, Neil Broadfoot, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Chris Dolan, Mark Douglas-Hume, Alex Gray, Michael Malone, Lesley McDowell, Russel McLean, Shona MacLean, Shirley McKay, Catriona McPherson, Caro Ramsay, Craig Robertson, Alexandra Sokoloff and Aline Templeton.