Buy Open Book publications

We’re delighted to offer three Open Book publications for sale.

This Gift of Time is the second of our Community Project pamphlets, featuring work written by many of our creative writing groups between September 2019 and August 2020. 

Unbound contains the first series of Unbound new writing: eleven stories that featured in our newsletter during summer 2020, now collected together into one book.

We also have some limited copies of our first Open Book pamphlet, I See My Voice.

These three publications are for sale as a fundraiser for Open Book. Copies are priced at £5 for the latest pamphlet, £6 for the book or £10 for both (plus postage).  Limited copies of I See My Voice are also available for sale at £3 each plus postage.

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The Gift of Time

This Gift of Time is a remarkable collection of creative writing produced during our 2019/2020 Community Project, including work by individual participants and pieces by a whole group writing together.

Here, you’ll find poems about the sea and birdsong, second chances and dreams, opening doors and looking to the future, all written by our participants – those meeting in community projects, refugees and migrants, women living with domestic violence and those coming together in public spaces like libraries and galleries.

The poems hail from all corners of Scotland, from Orkney to Stranraer, Eyemouth to Aberdeen, Inverness to Ullapool, as well as Glasgow, Dundee, Paisley and Edinburgh, representing the diversity of voices in our country.

Buy This Gift of Time for £5 plus postage

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Unbound

Unbound contains short fiction commissioned by Open Book during the 2020 Covid 19 lockdown. Written by well known and emerging writers, we asked for pieces that would take our readers out of themselves and allow them to experience the world anew at a
time when going beyond the front gate wasn’t always possible.

Each of these uplifting stories takes you on a journey – into the outdoors, into the past or future or into the inner life of another person – in a way that is surprising and thoughtprovoking.

Buy Unbound for £6 plus postage

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Buy both Open Book publications for £10 plus postage

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I See My Voice

I See My Voice is our first Open Book publication and brings together some of the stunning new writing created by Open Book participants between September of 2018 and August 2019.

Composed by both groups of writers and individuals, the work included in this pamphlet reflects the rich diversity of modern Scotland, with pieces from new Scots, those involved in community projects and local libraries, and others living with homelessness and domestic violence. Contributions come from groups as far afield as Orkney, Ullapool, Glasgow, Perth, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Buy I See My Voice for £3 plus postage

I See My Voice (Multiple copies)

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Thank you for visiting this page. At Open Book we use literature as a way of tackling social isolation, connecting communities and amplifying voices we don’t always get to hear.

Your support makes a real difference. We never charge anyone to attend an Open Book group, so making a donation allows us to increase the number of people we can reach. You can be sure that we’ll use all of your donation to train volunteers, fund and provide resources for groups and ensure that anyone can attend a group (no matter their background, income or personal situation). None of our administrative costs are supported by these donations.

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£10 – provides a new book for use in a group – your book will become part of the Open Book library and be used by members from different groups for many years to come.

£25 – supports someone to take part in an author event that they otherwise wouldn’t get to attend. This provides a ticket, coffee and cake, helps with transport costs and allows us to gift a book as a memento of the day.

£50 – allows us to train a new Lead Reader to deliver sessions for Open Book.

£100 – allows us to run a shared reading session in a more remote community that doesn’t have access to similar opportunities.

£200 – funds a creative writing workshop allowing us to bring Open Book to new audiences.

If you’d like to donate another amount or set up a regular donations, please get in touch and we can chat to you about our plans and how your donation could be used.

Thank you for supporting Open Book.  We promise we’ll make sure every vital penny you donate counts.

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