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First Book Signing Event for Nip Nebs’ duo.

First time author Susi Briggs and illustrator Ruthie Redden were captured on camera seeing their book for the first time. The friends had been working on the idea of the picture book for four years and were thinking they would have to self publish using crowd funding because of the story being in Scots. But […]

Nip Nebs Has Arrived!

We’re delighted to announce that our fantastic new book has now arrived back from the printers and the first pre-ordered copies are now in the post. We’re just thrilled with this beautiful book by Susi Briggs and Ruthie Redden. It features a lovely foil embellishment on the cover which is a first for Curly Tale […]

Fabulous New Scots Picture Book

  FANFARE PLEASE! We are delighted to announce that we are currently (impatiently) awaiting the arrival of our new picture book ‘Nip Nebs.’ We’re hoping this beautiful book will be at Curly Tale HQ in Wigtown (Scotland’s National Booktown) during early December, but you can pre-order through our shop on this website and we’ll post […]

The Curly Tale Team at Littles Market in Edinburgh

We’re going to be at the Fruitmarket Gallery at the end of October for their annual Littles Market. We’re very excited about taking part and we’ll be showcasing our own books and other lovely children’s books from the growing number of artists and writers now living in Dumfries and Galloway. We’ll also be doing two […]

Lovely New Mugs

  We are REALLY excited to be launching our lovely new mugs featuring the cover illustrations of Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn, Big Bill the Beltie Bull and Big Bill’s Beltie Bairns at Wigtown Show next week. After that they’ll be available from our children’s book shop in Wigtown and we’ll also make them available from our online […]

Independent Bookshop Week 2017

  We’re celebrating Independent Bookshop Week at our Wigtown Bookshop between 24th June and 1st July. As members of the Booksellers Association we’re delighted to be taking part. We have several great competitions with fab prizes that will be running on our facebook page all week. We’ve also got a fun Where’s Wally Competition with […]

Brilliant Competition to Celebrate the Beltie Bairns Third birthday!

We’ve got a great competition over on our facebook page to win this lovely A3 print of an illustration by Shalla Gray from our book Big Bill and the Beltie Bairns. We’re celebrating that it’s now three years since we first launched our second Beltie book. So many people have loved this book that we […]

Fantastic Spring Weekend

We had a great set of events at this year’s Wigtown Spring Weekend with a range of authors and storytellers dropping in to our shop in Scotland’s National Booktown. Amanda Sunderland brought along her little dog who inspired her first book for children – Wee McAsh to the Rescue. She’s now busy creating another adventure […]

Spring Weekend at Curly Tales

We’ve got some great events lined up at Curly Tales during the annual Wigtown Spring Weekend. At this small festival all the workshops, talks and readings are held in bookshop venues. On Saturday 29th April at 11am you can meet Amanda Sunderland and the inspiration for her adorable character Wee McAsh – her miniature dachshund […]