Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop

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To platform or not to platform: Where we stand.

We are at our core an intersectional and inclusive radical bookshop. What this means is that we recognise myriad vectors of oppression exist in our society, based on race, gender, sexuality, class, physical ability and neurological divergence….and that they are interrelated. We do not believe in the zero-sum rhetoric that some of these oppressions must be resisted at the cost of others, or that any particular one is of primary importance.

Jim, Mairi, Noor & Andrew
February 16, 2019
Building Catalonia: A left perspective on Catalan independence

For years Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte have documented the Catalan struggle for self-determination from a left independence perspective in Bella Caledonia, Red Pepper and The Guardian. In their new book Building A New Catalonia they have brought together the leading voices of Catalonian left independence movement alongside key figures in the international solidarity movement.

February 11, 2019
Meet Eris Young: Literary Rising Star, Lighthouse Writer In Residence

We could not be more thrilled to make our first big announcement of 2018: tremendous local talent Eris Young is the bookshop’s first Writer in Residence!

January 3, 2019