LIGHTHOUSE & GOLDEN HARE BOOKS

An alternative book festival of ideas
run by two of Edinburgh's leading independent bookshops.

no tickets | no entry fee | just brilliant books | and brilliant authors


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The Edinburgh Book Fringe is back for 2018!

After our programme's huge success last year, we're delighted to be back for MORE. Here are just a few authors you can look forward to meeting for free during August 2018...

  • Terry Eagleton
  • Robin Stevens
  • Sarah Moss
  • Ayobami Adebayo
  • Sarah Churchwell
  • Francis Spufford
  • Jenny Uglow
  • Kirsty Logan
  • Nikesh Shukla
  • Danny Dorling
  • Fiona Mozley
  • Jim Crace
  • Gina Miller

and many more...

check out our online programme!


One Book Fringe, Two Bookshops

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Lighthouse Bookshop

With a boho vibe and a shop dog called Artemis, Lighthouse is based in the heart of Edinburgh's bustling University quarter. Edinburgh's radical, feminist bookshop specialises in politics and diverse literature but there's something here for everyone, even little activists!

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Golden Hare Books

On quirky St. Stephen Street in the vibrant city village of Stockbridge, Golden Hare is a celebration of the book as a physical object. From beautiful picture books and art, design and cookery to the best in contemporary and classic fiction, it's full of fascinating, beautiful books.


2018 Events

main programme

children's programme

Special Events