Book Week Scotland 2012 Take part in Book Week Scotland on St Andrew's Day at the National Museum of Scotland. The Reading Hour on St Andrew's Day At 11:00 on 30 November 2012, thousands of people across Scotland will stop what they’re doing and read. The Reading Hour will happen anywhere and everywhere and you can easily be a part of it. Join us at the National Museum of Scotland to take part in one of the events below or simply bring along a book, find a quiet corner and read. If you don’t have your own book you can pick up a free copy of ‘My Favourite Place’ or visit our Library or Info Zone for some inspiration. Meet Alexander McCall Smith Date: Fri 30 November Time: 11:00-11:30 Venue: Grand Gallery, Level 1 Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors, having written his highly successful No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the Scotland Street novels. Join him at the start of reading hour for a unique chance to enjoy some public readings of his work. Storytelling with Lari Don Date: Fri 30 November Time: 11:15-11:45 Venue: Living Lands, Level 1 Booking: Free, places limited, sign up on the day at the Information Desk, Entrance Hall, Level 1, for pre-schoolers Meeting Point: Lighthouse Lens, Grand Gallery Join children's author Lari Don for a traditional storytelling ride on the museum's Magic Carpet! Bookbug Date: Fri 30 November Time: 11:50-12:30 Venue: Animal World, Level 1 Booking: Free, places limited, sign up on the day at the Information Desk, Entrance Hall, Level 1, for ages 0-4 years Meeting Point: Lighthouse Lens, Grand Gallery Join us for an animal inspired song and rhymes session on the Magic Carpet. Related pages Research Library Info Zone Related links Book Week Scotland Alexander McCall Smith Lari Don Lari Don. Magic Carpet in the Living Lands gallery.