Book Fringe
Edinburgh's alternative book festival of ideas

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edinburgh’s book fringe
is back for 2019

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

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


Book Fringe map design © 2019  Nick Askew

Book Fringe map design © 2019 Nick Askew

Celebrating 10 years of Book Fringe…

Book Fringe has been bringing you free, alternative book events for a whole decade! We’re celebrating in style.

BOOK FRINGE APPEARANCES FROM…

  • ELIF SHAFAK

  • MARINA WARNER

  • DEREK OWUSU

  • TRAMP PRESS

  • DEBORAH LEVY

  • WENDY ERSKINE

  • SULAIMAN ADDONIA

  • AMBIT MAGAZINE

  • ZEBA TALKHANI

  • KIRSTY LOGAN

  • AMELIA ABRAHAM

  • NADINE AISHA JASSAT

  • LISTEN SOFTLY SPECIAL

and many more…

check out our online programme!


One Book Fringe, Two Bookshops

Lighthouse Bookshop

Lighthouse is Scotland’s leading political bookshop. An activist, intersectional, feminist, lgbtq+ community space. Their events range from the annual Radical Book Fair (14-17th Nov 2019) to poetry launches, fiction book groups and feminist zine workshops. Look out for Storytelling nights they also host in August!

Open 7 days
Mon-Sat 9.30am-9.00pm/Sun 10.00am-8.00pm

Golden Hare Books

Golden Hare Books is winner of the 2019 Independent Bookshop of the Year Award. Based in the leafy but vibrant area of Stockbridge, Golden Hare is known for its friendly and knowledgeable booksellers, busy events programme and thoughtful curation. Their inaugural Golden Hare Book Festival will take place 18-20th October 2019.

Open 7 days
10.00am-6.00pm


2019 Events

all events are free + unticketed


ACCESS

Lighthouse has a wheelchair ramp, seating and microphones for events. Golden Hare is up a few steps, has seating & a toilet.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about accessibility or how to find us.