The school holidays are almost over and we're gearing up for a busy September. Read on to hear what we're up to...
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Opening Saturday the 8th September
Finding Our Way – A History of Scottish Maps & Mapping
Humankind has always created maps, from the earliest cave paintings to modern GPS technology people want to know where they are. The Highland Bookshop is pleased to present this collection of old maps and prints dating from a 1630s Hondius map of Shetland and Orkney to geological maps of the early 20th century.
Classic mapmakers and cartographers represented include, Blaeu, Moll, Slezer, Hondius and Mercator. The maps presented in this collection are mainly original, including an original map of Braid Allaban (Breadalbane) by the great Dutch publisher Willem Blaeu.
Coming up in September...
Julian Daizan Skinner - Monday the 3rd of September
We are very much looking forward to welcoming Zen master and author Julian Daizan Skinner in collaboration with our friends at Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven. He will talk about his experiences with Zen practice and how this ancient eastern tradition can play a role in our modern busy western lives. Daizan will discuss techniques from his latest book 'Practical Zen for Health, Wealth and Mindfulness' and there will be an opportunity to buy your own copy and have it signed by the author.
Tickets £5 (includes a glass of wine/soft drink plus £2 off a copy of 'Practical Zen')
Donald. S. Murray - Wednesday 5th September
Also next month we will host Donald. S. Murray as he launches his most recent book ‘The Dark Stuff: Stories from the Peatlands’.
The book is an examination of how this landscape affected him and others in locations from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and even Australia! Studying this environment in all its roles and guises, Donald reflects on the ways that for centuries humans have represented the moor in literature, art and folktale, and he reveals how in some countries, these habitats remain an essential aspect of their industrial heritage and working life today.
Tickets £5 (includes refreshment and £2 off a copy of 'The Dark Stuff'
Louise Jordan - No Petticoats Here - 20th September
To officially launch this year's Three Lochs Book & Arts Festival we will be hosting Louise Jordan and her 'No Petticoats Here' one woman WW1 themed show upstairs in The Highland Bookshop. We're so excited to be working with Three Lochs to bring you this exciting show.
You can watch the trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l94_l_-vmys
You can learn more about the play here by following this link - http://www.nopetticoatshere.co.uk/about/
Ticket are priced at £15 (£12 for concessions) and are available through the bookshop and also from the Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival website.
We are going on tour!
We are excited to have our own Highland Bookshop pop-up shop on Saturday & Sunday at the festival where we will be stocking titles from all of the visiting authors plus a selection of popular and brand-new releases!
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Three Lochs Book & Arts Festival! 21st and 22nd September 2018
To buy your tickets and find out more about this brilliant event visit their website - http://www.threelochs.co.uk/