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GSBO - Book Groups

Turn your regular book meeting into a Great Scottish Book Off event and share your love of reading at the same time as raising money to support disabled people in Scotland.

You can download an information sheet, posters and invitations from this page and get planning your event now. Please contact, for more information and to let us know about your event. We will then send you out our GSBO information pack which includes Capability Scotland book marks for your fellow book lovers and stickers.

We've created a literary quiz as well, so you can your fellow book group members literary knowledge. Download the quiz from this page, be sure to tweet us the score of your winning team and see if they make our leaderboard!

If you end up with any unwanted books after the event you can donate them to your nearest Capability Scotland charity shop.

You can collect donations on the day and donate them to us in any of the following ways:

  • Pay it in online
  • Pay it directly in to our bank account, please email us and we will send you a paying in slip.

Alternatively you can ask your members to donate by text, they just need to text 'GSBO' followed by an amount, either 3,5 or 10, to 70500. For example to donate £5 ask your members to text 'GSBO 5' to 70500. Full terms and conditions about donating via text can be found here.

Remember to take pictures of your event and share them with us on social media using #GSBO or by emailing them to us, so we can find out about all the events being held across Scotland!

How your money helps.

The money you raise from your GSBO will help us support disabled people across Scotland. Just £5 could pay for a kit which allows us to assess the level of understanding of someone who has no verbal communication.

If you have ten members and raise £50 you could give one member of staff the training, tools and support they need to make sure they are helping people reach their full communication potential.

The money you raise helps to ensure that we are here for disabled people across Scotland. So dig out those pre-loved books and start contacting your friends to arrange your GSBO event today!

For more information

Please contact our fundraising team