A book shop with a strong political identity and focus on promoting non-mainstream literature. To this end they run the annual Edinburgh Book Fringe during August, with a series of free literary events featuring offbeat writers, and the Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair in the autumn. Dip into the shop to find an energetic new book by someone you’ve probably never heard of – and you'll probably be wanting to hear a lot more from them afterwards.
Events at this venue
They/Them/Their Launch with Eris Young
Queer, nonbinary trans writer and Lighthouse's current writer-in-residence Eris Young launches their new book about what life is like for people who are nonbinary or genderqueer, touching on topics such as relationships, health, language and how friends and family can provide support.
Thu 26 Sep
£3 (Book and ticket £16.99) / 0131 662 9112
Reviews & features
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