Skip to main content

GSBO - Corporate

The Great Scottish Book Off (#GSBO) is a fantastic event to hold in your workplace. It's easy, fun and encourages people to share a love of reading and books with their colleagues.

Simply choose a date and encourage colleagues to bring in a selection of their old books - a great opportunity for a clear out and to gather some new reading materials! Ask everyone who is taking part in the swap to make donation to Capability Scotland. We recommend £5 but the amount is up to you.

You could book out the boardroom or have a small event over tea in the kitchen. It may be that you combine your #GSBO with a traditional bake sale, or hold a post-work event with drinks. We are encouraging you to be creative in your workplaces - why not ask colleagues to dress up as their favourite character from a book or make literary themed cocktails after work? We have also created a special literary quiz if you want to add a competitive element to your #GSBO!

You can download lots of useful materials for your Book Off from  this page. Our fundraising team can also provide support to anybody who would like to hold a #GSBO in their workplace.