St Andrews Events and Reading Groups

Victoria Schofield with Black Watch

Tuesday 11th July, 7pm

Originally raised as independent companies to keep ‘watch’ over the Scottish Highlands, formed into a regiment in 1739 and named for the dark tartan of the soldiers’ kilts, The Black Watch has fought in almost every major conflict of nation and empire between 1745 and the present day. We are thrilled to welcome Victoria Schofield […] See more »


An Afternoon with The Kelpies Sculptor Andy Scott

Saturday 29th July, 2pm

On the 24th July, the Kelpies Maquettes will be coming to St Andrews! These beautiful three-metre sculptures provided the model for the world-famous Kelpies in Falkirk, and will be making a temporary home for themselves on the Bruce Embankment by the British Golf Museum. We are thrilled to welcome to St Andrews Andy Scott, creator and […] See more »


Peter Robinson with Sleeping in the Ground

Wednesday 16th August, 8pm

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Peter Robinson’s consistently bestselling DCI Banks series, so it is only fitting that we celebrate the occasion with a visit from Peter to discuss the latest in the series, Sleeping in the Ground. Alan Banks (now Detective Superintendent) becomes embroiled in another shocking case as a horrific mass murder […] See more »


Matt Haig with How to Stop Time

Thursday 17th August, 8pm

“Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.” Neil Gaiman A prolific name in both adult and children’s fiction, and a writer of profound sensitivity and honesty, Matt Haig is one of our most celebrated contemporary authors. His […] See more »


An Evening with Alison Weir

Wednesday 23rd August, 8pm

“Alison Weir has perfected the art of bringing history to life. There is a breadth of vision to her research and writing that provides a sense of time and place as well as consequence.” – Chicago Tribune Alison Weir is a true bookshop favourite; she is one of the country’s leading popular historians and has utilised […] See more »


Martin Kemp with Mona Lisa – The People and the Painting

Thursday 28th September, 8pm

Read this book and the world’s most famous image will never look the same again! This cultural icon still has secrets to reveal… For the first time, we meet previously undiscovered members of Leonardo’s immediate family and new information is revealed about his early childhood. We learn about the new money of the ambitious merchant […] See more »