• Amy Middleton

Book-swap brunch to celebrate the very best of Glasgow

You've heard of Boozy Brunches, now get ready for Booky Brunches - and this one in particular is proving to be a sell-out every month. Bookface Book Swap Brunches are the brainchild of PR, former broadcaster, and avid reader Heather Suttie, who started the book club on Facebook last year to get people connecting over a love of literature in lockdown. The book has more than 1500 members worldwide and now hosts a monthly in-person book swap brunch, offering attendees a morning of prosecco, great food, and even better books.



The next Bookface Brunch is set to take place at Glaschu (pronounced Glas-a-hoo, the Scottish Gaelic for Glasgow, meaning 'dear green place'), a beautifully styled food and drink destination which only opened last year. Situated in Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square, in the historic private members club, established by traders and merchants of Glasgow in 1825, Glaschu offers a taste of relaxed fine dining in the heart of the city. Under the helm of Head Chef Dion Scott and General Manager Richard Ross, the team welcome guests to enjoy the finest modern Scottish European food as well as an exquisite range of cocktails, wines and beers and it has already received rave reviews on Trip Advisor and has been recognised with a Traveller’s Choice award.

The Herald and Evening Times columnist Paul Trainer will also appear as the special guest of the month, discussing his love of Glasgow and how his best-selling title, The Best of Glasgow came to life. The book celebrates food, drink, shopping, culture, people, good times and all that there is to love about the city.



Paul said “I’m looking forward to having a chat about the best of Glasgow, local heroes and all stories behind some of our favourite places. Bookface is a wonderful community of folk and I’ve watch the group grow over lockdown, thank you for the invitation to join the book brunch.”

In his book there are fabulous recipes from some of the city’s finest chefs and Scotland’s national chef Gary McLean. There are some well known faces, and ones you should meet as well as the inside scoop on places off the beaten track which are a must-see. Paul celebrates the best people and places with neighbourhood profiles and stories from independent shops, musicians, artists and local personalities including Clare Grogan, Alex Kapranos and Gavin Mitchell.


Heather said “This is our fourth event which is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning – a beautiful location, fab food, great company and the chance to feed your brain, the events are a chance to live more sustainably as there’s the book swapping element which our members love.

“The group is also quite unique in that we only trade on great suggestions, our platform is to share really great books and this one from Paul Trainer is brilliant and if you love Glasgow, you’ll love this book!”

Books will be on sale at the Bookface Book Swap Brunch on Saturday 9th October at Glaschu, 32 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AB.


The event runs from 9.30am-12.30. Tickets are £20 plus booking fee. Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3tnOdir


To join Bookface please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bookface2020/