Books, booze and brunch = a great combination.
We all love a boozy brunch on the weekend but what if you could head home with a few good reads tucked under your arm? Well, luckily this book-related brunch known as Bookface Book Swap Brunch is returning this October for all you keen readers in the city.
With the next event taking place on October 9 at Glaschu (pronounced Glas-a-hoo), the Bookface Book Swap Brunches are the brainchild of Hollicom PR’s Heather Suttie, a former broadcaster and avid reader, she started the book group on Facebook last year. The book group has more than 1500 members worldwide and the event features a book swap, prosecco, brunch and a morning of all things book related.
Glaschu is the Scottish Gaelic for Glasgow, meaning ‘dear green place’ and is the beautifully styled making for the perfect brunch destination. 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.
For the Bookface Book Swap Brunch, the Glaschu team will be serving up the likes of Eggs Royale; granola with vanilla yoghurt and berry compote; and grilled sourdough with smashed avocado, heirloom tomatoes and dukkha.
At this October brunch event, which runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Best of Scotland magazine and Glasgow Times columnist Paul Trainer will be 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.
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-kent faces, and ones you should meet as well as the inside scoop on places off the beaten track which are a must-see.
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.”
Tickets are priced at £20, which includes brunch, a glass of prosecco, tea and coffee and the opportunity to bring and swap four books and you can purchase them here. Books will be on sale at the Bookface Book Swap Brunch on October 9 at Glaschu. To join the Bookface Facebook group head here.