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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.

Coronavirus update

We’re working to postpone all events in March, April and May. When we’re able to reopen the bookshop, we will email or text all those who have booked for each event to advise them of new dates. Thank you for bearing with us!

POSTPONED – Adam Rutherford on How To Argue With a Racist

Monday 6th July, 8pm

This event has been postponed and will now take place on Monday 6th July. Race is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. Neither race nor racism has foundation in science. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise – and increasingly part of the […] See more »


Stuart Maconie

Wednesday 2nd September, 8pm

This event will now take place on Wednesday 2nd September. In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Maconie tells the story of Britain’s Welfare State through his own history of growing up as a northern working class boy. What was so bad about properly funded hospitals, decent working conditions and affordable houses? And what was […] See more »


Sally Magnusson

Tuesday 22nd September, 9pm

This event will take place on Tuesday 22nd September. Long a familiar face on our TV screens, broadcaster and journalist Sally Magnusson published her debut novel, The Sealwoman’s Gift, to great acclaim in 2018. Now we are delighted to welcome her to Edinburgh to celebrate a new and absorbing tale. The Ninth Child blends fact […] See more »


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