Our travelling books - An update (1)

Exciting times as our first #IBFwildbooks catch from Port Askaig bus shelter has travelled all the way to Hull Interchange!

Here's the great note about Sara Sheridan's On Starlit Seas that we received from the person who picked up the book:

"My husband and I were at the annual whisky and music festival, waiting for a bus to a distillery. My husband loves whisky and I love the settings of most distilleries and enjoy learning about the process. I saw the book and thought it a great idea to release a book to encourage reading. I love reading but this was a new author to me. It came with us from Islay down to Hull for the City of Culture festival and I found it a great read. We are travellers and it was interesting to read of a historic female writer who travelled independently. I recommend this book for a journey. I am leaving the book at Hull Interchange."

We hope to see many more of these #reviewsfromthewild

Our travelling books

We have lift-off for our travelling books! 📚

To coincide with whisky week, we're going to start releasing our festival authors' books out into the wild around Islay! Watch out for them over the next few weeks in phone boxes, bus shelters, benches, cafes, hotels, public toilets, ferries... Who knows where else?

Many thanks to the generosity of our authors' publishers for gifting us the books, and to our volunteers for helping to place them around the island. Even the Islay Book Festival baby 'helped' with the packing!

We look forward to seeing where the books end up! Please pick one up, take it with you, log it on bookcrossing.com with the code provided in the book, read it (of course!), review it (if you want to), and then leave it somewhere for someone else to pick up.

Tweet us if you find one of our books at @IslayBookFest #IBFwildbooks