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A Remote Scottish Library Is Trolling Another Remote Scottish Library Because J.K. Rowling Visited

This is A+ Twitter beef.

You may or may not be aware there's a library in the Orkney Islands.

It is renowned for having a surprisingly 🔥 Twitter account.

You know those days when you think "I really want to read an action-packed thriller set in the world of snooker"?

There is also a library in Shetland.

And the two libraries are Twitter "frenemies".

Here they are, for example, swapping bants while watching murder mystery Shetland on TV.

And here they are competing to get popstars to follow them.

Dear anyone who is/was/knows a popstar. Help us beat @shetlandlibrary in the popstar followers battle #followus

Anyway, a few days ago Orkney announced it was discussing one of J.K. Rowling's crime novels, written under the pen name Robert Galbraith, at its book club.

Join us for Saturday Slaughters to discuss The Cuckoo's Calling by @RGalbraith 2.30pm Saturday 5 March

Which Rowling spotted.

@OrkneyLibrary @RGalbraith That sounds like a fun event.

@jk_rowling @RGalbraith It certainly will be. If you set off for Scrabster now you should still catch the ferry...

A tentative offer was made. Involving lemon cake.

An offer on which the library duly delivered.

And we have the lemon cake on standby just in case @jk_rowling turns up #shopbought #weapologise

And over the weekend...guess who showed up?

We had a very special guest at Saturday Slaughters today. Thanks so much @jk_rowling Come back soon x

Which was great for Orkney Library...

The Wooden Woman is thrilled to be wearing The Sorting Hat. We won't reveal which house she is.

...and the lady herself had a good time...

.@OrkneyLibrary I had the best time! Thanks for wonderful chat, cake and, of course, letting me touch The Book.

...but most importantly...

We wish to remain dignified in our response to the MANY tweets suggesting that @OrkneyLibrary are "winning" today... was a great opportunity for trolling.

Although Shetland might just have an answer in the form of Gary Barlow.

Fingers crossed, everyone.