Beltie Tales at Big DoG in Dumfries!

  We had a fabulous time at the first Big DoG Festival held in Dumfries organised by the Wigtown Festival Company. We were really chuffed to be asked to take part in what was a fantastic line-up of writers, musicians and storytellers including Debi Gliori, Jonathan Meres, Mairi Hedderwick and Chae Strathie. We read all […]

Wild Fayre at the Wild Film Festival Scotland

We’re going to be in Dumfries this Saturday (25th March) for the Wild Film Fayre being held at the Theatre Royal. We’re going to be in great company alongside talented craftspeople from all over Dumfries and Galloway. We’ll have a stand featuring our lovely books and books by our friends who are also writers and […]

Scottish Book Trade Conference

  Shalla and Jayne attended the Scottish Book Trade Conference in Edinburgh recently wearing their hats as publishers and as booksellers. The conference attracts representatives from all aspects of the world of books including wholesalers, publishing companies big and small, and booksellers from independents like Curly Tale Books to high street chains like Waterstones.  It […]

Mini Library Tour in Dumfries and Galloway

  We’ve had great fun during Book Week Scotland touring some of the wonderful libraries in Dumfries and Galloway. We started off at Castle Douglas and have also been to Gatehouse of Fleet, Lochside and Lochthorn in Dumfries and Stranraer. We’ve been reading our latest book Big Bill and the Larking Lambs to lots of […]

Wee McAsh helps to make Saturday Civilised!

We’re delighted that Wee McAsh, the star of his own book by Amanda Sunderland, will be driving to Curly Tale Books on Saturday 26th November to sign copies. This date is Civilised Saturday, the antidote to the chaos of Black Friday where people can support their local independent shops and browse for Christmas gifts in […]

Reading Agency Day in Glasgow

We had a really wonderful day at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow courtesy of the Reading Agency and Bertrams Books. The day was designed to link Scottish publishers with librarians from all over the country. The Reading Agency is a charitable organisation which works to promote reading for all ages. Although our books are well-known […]

Busy Times at Curly Tales

We’ve been really busy with our publishing and with our lovely shop in Wigtown but here’s a quick catch up of what we’ve been up to. The delightful author Julie Bowmaker visited the shop recently to read from her book ‘Tales of Fantasy and Magic’ which features illustrations by Margaret Walty. All the proceeds of the […]