Pittenweem Library
  • Opening Hours
    • Monday 2pm – 5pm
    • Wednesday 2pm – 5pm
    • Friday 10am – 1pm
    • Saturday 10am – 1pm

Latest News

  • Temporary closure for building work
    The Library building is undergoing some exciting building work and while we are closed some of our services will continue at Art@47 in the High Street. Click on the post for details.
  • Bookbug in a temporary home
    There is a Bookbug every Saturday from 9.30 to 10.00 am and it will be in Art@47 in the High Street until the Library building work is complete. Please come along if you are aged between 0 and 4 years and can bring a responsible adult with you! Sessions are free and there is no… Read more: Bookbug in a temporary home
  • Reminiscence Café in a temporary home
    We have a Reminiscence Café for older members of the community. It is on the first Monday of each Month between 11.00am and 12.00pm.
  • Scrabble Sessions at Art@47
    Our scrabble sessions have a new temporary home while building work continues in the Library. All welcome, including beginners. Every Thursday afternoon at 2.00pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits for a £1 donation to the library funds. Art@47 – in the High Street. Photo by Surendran MP on Unsplash

Our Latest Book Reviews

Our book reviews are sent to members and subscribers every 3 weeks (or so). Below are some of our recent reviews. Click on any of the titles to read the full reviews and also search for any of our past reviews. You can subscribe to our book review newsletters here.

  • The Man Between by Charles Cumming
    Charles Cumming is one of our best contemporary writers of spy fiction. Born in Scotland he was apparently approached by the intelligence service to work for them while at university but declined their offer. Some critics describe him as similar to John Le Carré, but our reviewer finds his work easier to read and more enjoyable. So if you are looking for a page turner then this is it.
  • The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell
    This review is of a memoir set against the backdrop of Argentina after the fall of Peron’s regime – with a penguin as the protagonist!
  • That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern and The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
    Both reviews are of novels, one Irish and one American. John McGahern is often described as one of the greatest Irish writers of the 20th century. His stark descriptions of rural Ireland made him one of the country’s most acclaimed fiction writers and we feature his final novel, published in 2003 three years before his death. Amor Towles lives in Manhattan and his novels Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow and The Lincoln Highway have all featured on the New York Times bestseller list.
  • Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris and Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
    Our most recent reviews are fascinating reads about the pursuit of regicides in New England and a re-imagined David Copperfield set in the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Still Life by Sarah Winman and A Room with a View by E M Forster
    Two books that can transport you from the comfort of your own home to Tuscany and the city of Florence – and how lovely to have two books that are set in that beautiful city at different times in its history. Most of us may already know A Room with a View and the work of E M Forster but this is a book that is definitely worth reading again. Sarah Winman is a British actress and author – you may know her debut book When God was a Rabbit, which won several awards when it was first published.
  • The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
    The Night Watchman is by Louise Erdrich, an American author who is herself a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and the subject is based on her family’s experiences as Native Americans in the 1950s. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2021.

Visit Us

  • Old Town Hall, Cove Wynd, Pittenweem, Anstruther KY10 2LE
  • library@pittclic.org.uk
  • 01333 311591