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.
Past speakers have included Reni Eddo Lodge, Terry Eagleton, Angela Saini, Kerry Hudson, Sabrina Mahfouz, Gary Younge, Jackie Kay, James Kelman, Ann Pettifor, Vahni Capildeo, Silivia Federici, Roseanne Watt, Valeria Luiselli, Juno Dawson and Nikesh Shukla - to name but a few!
Highlights of 2020 include:
Inky Fingers Spoken Word Nights (First tuesday every month, 7.30pm)
Leith’s May Day Book Fair (Sunday 3rd May)
Book Fringe (3rd-28th August)
Radical Book Fair (November, exact dates TBC)
Monday Night Book Clubs
Other Fruit: LGBTQ+ Writing
7pm: Jan 13th (Fierce Femmes & Notorious Liars), Feb 10th, March 16th…
Women In Translation: Writing from around the world
7pm: Jan 20th (Sworn Virgin), Feb 17th, March 23rd…
Women in STEM: Non-fiction reading group
7pm: Jan 20th (Glass Universe), March 2nd.
Bright Futures: Sci-fi book club
7pm: Jan 27th (The Outside), Feb 24th, March 30th
THINGS TO KNOW The bookshop always has 15 FREE places available for those who would otherwise face a financial barrier to entry, they are first come first served but must be booked in advance.
The bookshop is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. We have further details about accessibility on the accessibility page above, or feel free to get in touch, we’re happy to help however we can!
The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which all guests and speakers are asked to respect - you can read it here.
We cannot guarantee a seat if you arrive after the event start-time. (If you know you’re running late, call the shop to give us a heads-up!)