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The Book Fringe

The Book Fringe is a free festival of daytime events we run each august alongside the Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It is programmed by our booksellers to bring great writers into the community to talk about big ideas in the intimate setting of the bookshop - 40 minute events, at 1pm, almost every day for a month.

Past speakers have included Reni Eddo-Lodge, Sabrina Mahfouz, Terry Eagleton, Nikesh Shukla, Gina Miller & Gary Younge.

It was started in 2009 by Word Power, and we took it over in 2017. These past few years we’ve collaborated with Golden Hare Books to create a Book Fringe that spans the city!