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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.

Christmas Evening

Monday 16th December, 4.30pm

Celebrate a literary Christmas in Edinburgh with a warming glass of mulled wine, mince pies, and a cosy browse in the bookshop. Our booksellers will be on hand to give you plenty of bookish suggestions and advice, and we’re also offering a free present wrapping service with a gorgeous selection of wrapping paper. This is […] See more »


Katy Beskow: Five Ingredient Vegan

Wednesday 15th January 2020, 8pm

From the author of 15 Minute Vegan, Five Ingredient Vegan showcases simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It’s perfect for anyone trying ‘Veganuary’ or looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking. Katy Beskow is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks, and uses ingredients available […] See more »


Crime Maestro Peter May

Friday 17th January 2020, 8pm

Set in Southern Spain, A Silent Death is the scorching new thriller from worldwide bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy, Cast Iron and I’ll Keep You Safe. When ex-pat fugitive and drug dealer, Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge […] See more »


Eat Green with Melissa Hemsley

Monday 20th January 2020, 8pm

‘A delicious and much needed nudge towards a healthier and more sustainable kitchen’ – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall We’re delighted to welcome the hugely charismatic and spirited food writer, Melissa Hemsley.  Her new book, Eat Green is for everyone who wants to enjoy good, delicious food, that is simple to make and affordable to cook, but that […] See more »


Taking the Plunge: Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan

Thursday 23rd January 2020, 8pm

Wild swimming changes lives. The thrill of plunging – or dipping a toe – into open water brings joy, confidence, adventure and friendship. It can wash away stress and sadness, pain and grief. Here water is a great healer, a place to feel gloriously, elementally alive and in touch with yourself, with others and with […] See more »


Doug Johnstone with Val McDermid

Thursday 30th January 2020, 8pm

Meet the Skelfs: well-known Edinburgh family, proprietors of a long-established funeral-home business, and private investigators… When patriarch Jim dies, it’s left to his wife Dorothy, daughter Jenny and granddaughter Hannah to take charge of both businesses, kicking off an unexpected series of events. Dorothy discovers mysterious payments to another woman, suggesting that Jim wasn’t the […] See more »


Ray Perman: ‘When the City Went Bust, from 300 Years of Edinburgh Finance’

Wednesday 5th February 2020, 8pm

It started and ended with a financial catastrophe. The Darien disaster of 1700 drove Scotland into union with England, but spawned the institutions which transformed Edinburgh into a global financial centre. The crash of 2008 wrecked the city’s two largest and oldest banks – and its reputation. In the three intervening centuries, Edinburgh became a […] See more »


Children’s Event: Ross MacKenzie with Evernight

Sunday 16th February 2020, 10.30am

An exciting and mysterious event for our younger readers! Orphan Larabelle Fox stumbles across a strange wooden box while treasure-hunting in the sewers of King’s Haven. Little does she realise she is about to be catapulted into an adventure, facing wild magic and mortal danger – and a man who casts no shadow… Prepare for […] See more »


Kate Spicer with ‘Lost Dog’

Monday 17th February 2020, 8pm

Writer and journalist Kate Spicer is a middle-aged woman trying to steer some order into a life that is going off the rails. When she adopts a lurcher called Wolfy, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself. A brilliant, life-affirming tragicomic memoir, Lost Dog is a love story, a myth of modern womanhood, and […] See more »


Olga Wojtas Book Launch

Tuesday 18th February 2020, 8pm

The intrepid librarian Shona McMonagle, erstwhile Marcia Blaine Academy prefect and an accomplished linguist and martial artist, finds herself in an isolated French mountain village, Sans-Soleil, which has no sunlight because of its topography. It’s reeling from a spate of unexplained deaths, and Shona has once again travelled back in time to help out. Forging […] See more »


T F Muir and James Oswald

Thursday 20th February 2020, 8pm

Join us for an event with two much-loved Scottish crime writers: James Oswald and T F Muir. T F Muir continues his Andy Gilchrist series with Dead Still. With another murder for St Andrews CID, Muir (as the Daily Record said) ‘might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map’. […] See more »


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