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Your guide to the Lighthouse Bookshop’s Radical Book Fair 2023

Today marks the beginning of Lighthouse Bookshop’s Radical Book Fair! Lighthouse is a staple in the Edinburgh literary community and has some fantastic events happening in the next few days…

A Modest Guide to Iconic Edinburgh Bookshops

If you love devouring new literature, and if you sometimes guiltily prefer the company of a good book over your family and friends, then you will find Edinburgh the perfect…

A love letter to bookshops

With the loosening of lockdown restrictions allowing all shops, stores, and close contact services to reopen from the 26th of April, it will be hard to not be overwhelmed by…

Lighthouse Books’ queer book club reads ‘Meaty’ by Samantha Irby: a review

As a lover of literature, I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t attended many book clubs before. Perhaps because I, like many others, enjoy reading as a solitary activity to…

Eileen Myles in conversation with Lighthouse Bookshop

As I settled down in my living room on Wednesday night to watch Eileen Myles chat to Rosa Campbell about their new novel on writing and craft titled For Now,…

Dead Girls: gender violence and the radical imagination for Book Week Scotland

CW: Gender-based violence As Carolina Orloff, co-founder of Edinburgh-based Charco Press, softly reads the epilogue to Selva Almada’s Chicas muertas (‘Dead Girls’), the effect is piercing. Though panels such as…

Lighthouse celebrates the launch of Haunted Voices, a new anthology of Scottish horror

Haunted Voices is an anthology of Scottish horror, featuring 31 diverse tales told by new and established oral storytellers. To celebrate its launch, brand new indie press Haunt Publishing invites…

Edinburgh’s cosiest corners to curl up with a good book

Here are the top five places to read in Edinburgh – that are not the National Museum Balcony Cafe, because if we are honest, it is pretty, but it is…