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Edinburgh Events and Reading Groups

We're delighted to bring our all-year-round Literary Festival to our new bookshop in Edinburgh. We have a packed calendar which ranges from readings in the bookshop to evenings with literary stars.

Postponed – Live In-Person: Anna Jones

Monday 6th December, 8pm

Please note this event has been postponed and will not take place on 6th December. We will be in touch with those of you who have booked a place with a new date as soon as we can. Award-winning cook, writer and food stylist Anna Jones joins us in person in celebration of her latest […] See more »

Live In-Person: Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie

Tuesday 7th December, 8pm

It’s the story of one of the most popular and influential British popstars of the past 30 years. Born into a working-class Glaswegian family in the summer of 1961, Bobby’s story begins in the district of Springburn, soon to be evacuated in Edwards Heath’s brutal slum clearances. Leaving school at 16 and going to work as a […] See more »

The Kilted Coaches

Tuesday 11th January 2022, 8pm

Who needs a gym when you have Scotland? The Kilted Coaches, also known as Stephen Clarke and Rab Shields, share their secrets on sticking to the damn plan. In a characteristically Scottish blend of advice and banter, The Kilted Coaches channel their years of experience as life coaches into bite-sized nuggets of advice designed to […] See more »

Anna Fleming

Friday 14th January 2022, 8pm

Edinburgh-based writer and climber Anna Fleming joins us to talk about her new book, Time on Rock. In it, she charts two parallel journeys: learning the craft of traditional rock climbing, and the new developing appreciation of the natural world it brings her. Through the story of her progress from terrified beginner to confident lead climber, she shows […] See more »

Oliver Bullough

Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 8pm

The investigative journalist and Moneyland author Oliver Bullough takes us on a journey to analyse Britain’s relationship to the world. The Suez Crisis of 1956 was Britain’s twentieth-century nadir, the moment when the once superpower was bullied into retreat. In the immortal words of former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson, ‘Britain has lost an […] See more »

Clare Hunter on ‘Embroidering her Truth’

Thursday 7th April 2022, 8pm

Community textile artist, textile curator and Radio 4 book-of-the-week author of Threads of Life, Clare Hunter, joins us to celebrate the release of her new book Embroidering her Truth. At her execution Mary, Queen of Scots wore red. Widely known as the colour of strength and passion, it was in fact worn by Mary as the Catholic […] See more »

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