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Day Thirteen of our Online Advent Calendar: Cover art

And so on to Day Thirteen of our advent calendar. Today we have books. Lots of books. We have many cool ones in the SPL, with covers as great as the words inside. We'd like to store even more. But we're running out of room. We need your help to renovate the building so we can keep storing the best poetry books in the world. We thought we'd show off a fair selection of them on our Pinterest page, which you can visit by clicking here.

Day Twelve of our Online Advent Calendar: Be the First to Like This

It's Day Eleven of the Scottish Poetry Library's advent calendar. We shall be sharing a treat every day between today and the 19th of December, the last day of our campaign. We're hoping to raise £20,000 towards paying for essential building work at the SPL. Open today's door to find a clip from the recording we made of the launch night of the anthology Be the First to Like This, featuring the cream of Scotland-based poets.

Day Eleven of Our Online Advent Calendar: Jen Hadfield

It's Day Eleven of the Scottish Poetry Library's advent calendar. We shall be sharing a treat every day between today and the 19th of December, the last day of our campaign. We're hoping to raise £20,000 towards paying for essential building work at the SPL. Open today's door to find Jen Hadfield reading the title poem of her debut collection.

Day Ten of Our Advent Calendar: Poetry on Christmas TV and Radio

It's Day Ten of the Scottish Poetry Library's advent calendar. Find out what poetry is on TV and radio over the Christmas period, and if you like it, consider donating to our renovation fund.

Day Nine of our Online Advent Calendar: Birthday film

It's Day Nine of the Scottish Poetry Library's advent calendar. Open the door to find a (very) short film that illustrates why we need to raise money for building work - we're running out of space!

Day Eight of our Online Advent Calendar: 30 gifts for our 30th birthday

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Scottish Poetry Library. We thought we'd give you 30 good reasons to give generously to the SPL's renovation fund. Find out what your donation will buy.

Day Seven of our Online Advent Calendar: Lermontov

It's Day Seven of the Scottish Poetry Library's advent calendar. We shall be sharing a treat every day between today and the 19th of December, the last day of our building renovation campaign. Today we're focussing on Mikhail Lermontov, whose bicentenary was celebrated this year, with a poem by and podcast on the great Russian.

Poetry on Television and Radio, 13 - 19 Dec

Our weekly blog gives you a run-down of all the television and radio programmes featuring poetry and poets over the next seven days. This week, we get in the Christmas spirit with Ian McMillan, David Harsent and Katrina Porteous.

Day Six of our Advent Calendar: A (Very) Short Film about the SPL

We shall be sharing a treat every day between today and the 19th of December, the last day of our campaign. We're hoping to raise £20,000 towards paying for essential building work at the SPL. Today we're presenting a film that showcases the real stars of the Library - it's books.

Day Five of our Online Advent Calendar: David Harsent

We shall be sharing a treat every day between today and the 19th of December, the last day of our campaign. We're hoping to raise £20,000 towards paying for essential building work at the SPL. Open up the fifth door of our online advent calendar to hear David Harsent read a poem from his new collection Fire Songs.

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