Bag a book and meet the authors

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One of the many pleasures of life in Lochgilphead is browsing the shelves of the bookshop.

A nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops – Books are my Bag – will be marked at the Argyll Book Centre in Lorne Street with a visit from not one, but two authors.

They work in seemingly very different areas of writing – but they each weave magical pictures through words.

Jess Smith comes from a travellers’ heritage and is one of the most popular traditional storytellers of her generation.

Jess will be at the bookshop on Saturday October 7 from 11am until 1pm and will be available to sign books and chat.

A different afternoon is in prospect, as children’s author Alan Windram pays a visit. A born entertainer, Alan would love to meet fans of his popular books, including the Mac and Bob series, and his latest creation – One Button Benny.

Fans young and not-so-young can meet Alan between 2pm and 3pm on Saturday October 7, and there is the promise of music and fun along the way.


Alan Windram delights young fans at an earlier Lochgilphead visit back in March. 06_a10BookMac01