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So a couple of twerps broke into Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop this week - the team could do with a wee morale boost, so if you're still short a few Christmas gifts, go buy some books!

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Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

Blessed are the cracked- for [WE] let in the light!

In case you hadn't heard we had a break in on monday morning (who steals from a bookshop?! And at 9am!?!) an...yway, the police finally came by today so we've boarded up the smashed window and there's only a teenie tiny draft!

No books or humans were harmed SO we're still packed to the rafters with brilliant alternative gift ideas for all the readers in your life.

But here's a thought - how about buying BOOKS this Christmas? Books for everyone! Happy giver, happy reader, happy bookshop - win win WIN

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Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop is bringing back the Radical Book Fair in November, so much to look forward to!

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Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop to Radical Book Fair: Shami Chakrabarti, Michael Rosen & more

TWO weeks until the full program is published and ticket booking can begin! In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at a few more speakers...

JACKIE KAY (Thursday ...16th), Vickie Cooper (Friday 17th) Mark Muller Stuart (Sat 18th) and Judith Orr (Sunday 19th)!

The full program will be announced in our newsletter, so do sign up to stay informed:

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TONIGHT Europe meets Scotland in Cameron's fictional return to the Referendum at Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop!

At a time in which international politics are increasingly more turbulent, Cinico explores Scotland’s political scene and its place in Europe, and brilliantly examines how Europeans interpret each other.

Wine from 7, wisdomful musings and bookish chat from 7.30

more bookish delights in Edinburgh...

This Thursday, 21 September, 7.30 pm at Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop, Allan Cameron will do readings and a Q&A for his book Cinico: Travels with a ...Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum. Wow your friends by asking the hard-hitting questions one can only get with an insider's knowledge of the book. Read one of our favourite sections:

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With a Scottish professor of politics as his guide a London-based Italian journalist traverses Scotland seeking a big story on the independence referendum. What he gets instead are small stories from myriad points of view a Ukrainian nationalist a Russian religious guru an eccentric Estonian an Alge...

Fancy a mellow evenin in the bookshop? We're talking crimes by candlelight with Helen Fields from 7.30-8.30, cake, coffee & dastardly plots at the Lighthouse, what's not to love?

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Our VERY LAST event for 2017: come toast the Book Fringe at Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop & we'll also be sharing our first big Radical Book Fair news: Wine, Readings & merriment from 8-10 TONIGHT, join us...

*readings from 8.30-9!

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Spectacular end to Edinburgh Festival madness!! But Edinburgh Book Fringe isn't over til WE party: Rachel McCrum at Golden Hare Books on Weds & our big Lighthouse send off Thurs (

Lighthouse's final Book Fringe author event happens TODAY- Scottish fiction wunderkind Daniel Shand is here at 1pm
! His dark comic fiction won the Betty Trask, a squid-ink black road trip through a surreal but recognisable Scotland... journey with us...

Thu 1:00 PM UTC+01Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical BookshopEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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‪TODAY you're invited to be armchair travellers at Dan Richards BookFringe gig at Lighthouse- ponder the big questions : why climb mountain/ seek wilderness/ create art? A bookish escape in body & spirit from the general madness of Edinburgh! 1pm, & free!

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It's all going on...

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It's been a very busy day at Golden Hare Books today! First we welcomed the wonderful Chris Riddell who drew and chatted to us about his adventures. Then this e...vening Turkish writer Ece Temelkuran discussed her novel The Women Who Blow On Knots, women and translated fiction.

An inspiring day - and now for a cup of tea!!

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Last minute Book Fringe delight at Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop TOMORROW!!

Saturday at 11 the amazing Joudie Kalla is dropping in to share tasty tips and stories from her delectable book Palestine on a Plate! There will be coffee & treats and you should all join us

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Just hours away, a real book fringe highlight over at Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop - Reni Eddo-Lodge discusses the book that has sparked a national conversation on race in Britain : Why I'm no Longer Talking to White People About Race.

Fri 1:00 PM UTC+01Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical BookshopEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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We're not usually huge fans of The Times but it is absolutely worth picking up a copy of today's Sunday Time for an adapted excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini, exploring the issue of nature versus nurture in the light of the Google memo controversy.
Alternatively, we've got a cut out of the article at the Lighthouse, drop in, have a cuppa, read some rockin science journalism.
(or come along to her BookFringe chat on Tuesday and ask her all about it yourself!)

Pick up today's Sunday Times (UK) for a massive adapted excerpt from Inferior, exploring the issue of nature versus nurture in the light of the Google memo controversy:

I was about 16 years old, on the playing field of my school in southeast London, watching a homemade rocket zoom into the sky. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon. Fresh from the nerdy triumph of...

In conversation: Patrick Elliott and Mark Jones

The Golden Hare is delighted to present this unique event exploring a wholly important exhibition currently showing at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, True to Life: British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s, which brings together more than 80 paintings by an almost forgotten generation of artists. The exhibition explores the realist tradition in British art between the two World Wars: scrupulously detailed rea...list painting, part of a world-wide trend at the time which was all but forgotten by the end of the Second World War, when abstract art became more popular.

About the book

This exhibition catalogue includes some 80 paintings, of astonishing technical accomplishment and stunning beauty, by more than fifty artists - including Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Meredith Frampton, Laura Knight, James Cowie and Winifred Knights. Featuring many Scottish and women artists, this book promises a fascinating insight into this captivating period of British art. Written by Patrick Elliott and Sacha Llewellyn.

About the event

Expect to be surrounded by books, glittering conversation, art and of course wine. Patrick Elliott, one of the authors of the catalogue and curators of the exhibition, will be in conversation with Mark Jones. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, buy copies of the book and have their copies signed.

This event is free but booking is essential.

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Fri 6:30 PM UTC+01Golden Hare BooksEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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And if all that literary bustle at Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop wasn't enough we have this SMASHING addition to the line up (not in the program, this is exciting stuff!) on friday at Golden Hare Books:

Fri 6:30 PM UTC+01Golden Hare BooksEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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