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All aboard to Byres Road Book Festival

Byres Road Book Festival has announced dates of this year’s event, which will take place from Friday 22 to Monday 25 September across various venues in the West End.

This is the second Byres Road Book Festival which, last year saw more than 1000 visitors and 22 authors taking part.  SPT is proud to support this event and recently hosted celebratory crime author Christopher Brookmyre as he officially launched details of this year’s programme at Hillhead Subway Station before taking a trip on the “Clockwork Orange”.

Christopher will be at the book festival with his latest book “Want You Gone” which has already been long-listed for the McIlvanney prize 2017. Other confirmed authors due to appear include Denise Mina, Chris Dolan and Douglas Lindsay, as well as children’s author Barry Hutchison and Alison Murray.

Christopher Brookmyre said:

“I am hugely looking forward to returning to Byres Road in September. Last year’s event was lively and raucous and I have no doubt the unique West End audience will make this year’s memorable too.”

SPT’s Senior Director Charles Hoskins said:

“SPT is delighted to support the Byres Road Book Festival. Hillhead Subway Station is the easiest way to access all the offerings of the West End and Byres Road as we are just a 10 minute journey from the City Centre.  We wish the second Byres Road Book Festival every success.”

The festival will continue to offer audiences of all ages a chance to connect with some of their favourite authors in an interactive and novel way; embracing the local and celebrating the universal.  Tickets for all events are free with a booking fee.

For more information and to sign up to updates, visit:  www.byresroadbookfestival.com