It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of all kinds of Scottish Lit – from crime fiction to short stories and classics, I have spent years living here and reading a lot of Scottish lit in my free time. So it’s no surprise that I am beyond excited for the new Bookspotting App from Publishing Scotland. An app designed specifically to promote Scottish books and Scottish-interest books, Publishing Scotland makes it easy for avid readers to be introduced to great writers that they had maybe not discovered before.
One of my favorite aspects of the app is the geo-location feature. By using the phone’s GPS or a post code, the app can tell you what Scottish books take place near you, giving a whole new meaning to reading local literature. Because of the post code feature, the app can even be used by people outside of Scotland to help plan your own bookish tour of the country.
When you pull up the app, it opens with a book of the day and a list of books published that day in previous years.
You can then navigate around to the tours section to find a great book-themed tour and operator around Scotland.
You can also take a fun quiz (in Scots!) and find out which character you are, search through the huge list of associated books by genre or alphabetically, and so much more. If you really want to discover some great new books, use Bookspotting to get your to-read list growing.