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Welcome to 2024 at Far From The Madding Crowd!

Welcome to 2024 at

Far From The Madding Crowd!

Let us help you beat the January blues with a jam-packed agenda of author visits, events, brand new releases, special editions and more!

We start 2024 with a visit from one of our favourite authors: Louise Welsh (The Cutting Room, Second Cut & many more novels) will be here in Linlithgow NEXT Wednesday, 24th January! We’ll be talking to her about her brand new thriller, To The Dogs, a delicious tale about how far a man will go to protect the life he’s built when his past threatens to take it all away.

Join us in St Peter’s Church on Wednesday 24th January at 7pm.

Tickets £8 which includes discount & refreshments!


New Year means New Titles!

There are some absolutely BRILLIANT new books heading our way in the first part of this new year, we’ll have beautiful independent bookshop exclusives, signed copies and discounts where possible - here are a few of our highlights!


As well as Simon Barnes, Nicci French, Pam Ayres, Alice Roberts, Benjamin Dean and AF Steadman, we’ve also got the brand new Sarah J Maas, A House of Flame and Shadow - publication is 30th January, please let us know if you’d like to reserve one for the discounted price of £20!

To pre-order any of these title, please contact us in the usual ways - or you can do it through our website!

Pre-order Today!

The Further From Festival Returns!

The Further From Festival is back: the perfect way to celebrate the start of spring by bringing loads of amazing authors right here to Linlithgow for one glorious day of talking about BOOKS and authors and writing and more BOOKS!

We have a cracking line-up planned for you this year: watch out for the programme launch soon, but for now get Saturday 9th March in your diary and start saving space for CAKE!