A while back I travelled to Greenock to help launch a new collection of graphic novels at the public library. Well, those scamps at Inverclyde Libraries have gone several [million] steps better by securing bestselling author Iain M Banks for the re-launch of Gourock Public Library at 7pm on Tuesday, October 26th.
Banks will be reading from his new Culture novel Surface Detail and hosting a Q&A session about his work. [I'm reading Surface Detail in my Copious Spare Time™ at the moment, certainly got me intrigued.] As fate would have it, Banks opened the Gourock Library back in 1988, having attended the local high school.
Now he's back and this time it's personal. No, actually, this time it's to celebrate a major refurbishment of the facilities after 22 years' service. The event is free and the library even offers refreshments for the all-inclusive price of nothing. Find the library at Kempock Place, Gourock, PA19 1QU. More details here.