Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

Our Events

We run a year round program of events, bringing some of the most exciting, creative, thought provoking writers right into the heart of the community.

We went digital in 2020 and most of our events since then are available to watch again below, including the 2021 Radical Book Fair!

Past speakers have included Reni Eddo Lodge, Terry Eagleton, Layla Saad, Angela Saini, Kerry Hudson, Sabrina Mahfouz, Gary Younge, Jackie Kay, James Kelman, Ann Pettifor, Andrea Lawlor, Vahni Capildeo, Silivia Federici, Roseanne Watt, Valeria Luiselli, Juno Dawson and Nikesh Shukla - to name but a few!

Our major events are the May Day Book Fair, the Book Fringe & the Radical Book Fair.

The Radical Book Fair was back 11th-14th November 2021 at the Assembly Roxy and you can watch all the event recordings below!

Do put the dates in the diary for next year: 10-13 November 2022!

We also have bookclubs!

Women In Translation, Other Fruit: LGBTQ Bookclub, Future Generations Bookclub - you'll find the next book group listed in events below and can book directly (for free) to join in.

All bookclubs are currently virtual and in 2022 we plan to bring back Bright Futures: Sci-Fi and Women in STEM bookclubs.

For all the latest, sign up to out newsletter at the bottom of the page, and all the other THINGS TO KNOW about events are Here.

All upcoming events

Watch Past events & Author Videos