Book Reviews

We’re lucky enough to receive review copies from publishers who support our work. We have no budget for new books, so it’s wonderful to receive newly published books, as they ensure our library collection continues to grow for the benefit of our users.

We’re always looking for budding book reviewers! Why not pop into the library, pick one up of our review copies and try your hand at writing a review for our website? Alternatively, if there’s a book you’ve read recently, whether from the Library or not, why not write a recommendation for our website?

Recent Book Reviews Posts:

Triumph for Scottish Heroines Finally Recognised in Hall of Heroes

Stirling’s National Wallace Monument is an imposing place of historical resonance. Within its strong grey walls sits a gallery which features the marble busts of sixteen men from Scottish history, men who have been deemed to have played an extra special role in our nation’s long and esteemed history and rich culture. Recently, however, more […]

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Don’t Miss Our Exciting Story Café Special Featuring Fiona Macintosh!

On Thursday 27th April between 12:30 and 2:30pm, GWL is delighted to be welcoming artist, human rights advocate and writer Fiona Macintosh in a very special Story Café as she shares with us a tale that she has utterly devoted herself to—Rosa of the Wild Grass, the Story of a Nicaraguan Family. It is a […]

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Book Review and Recommendation: Autumn by Ali Smith

In the fraught political times we live in, Scottish writer Ali Smith crafts a poignant story set in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, using this critical juncture in our nation’s history to subtly explore the delicate relationship between nationalism, the self and the complexities of time. It is a deeply moving novel – the first […]

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