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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.

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Butchering Art: Lindsey Fitzharris & the origins of modern medicine

Surgeons are miracle-workers in the 21st century - but it was not always so. In The Butchering Art historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates the turning point in the history of medicine when pioneering British surgeon transformed his brutal, harrowing practice into the safe, vaunted profession we know today. Fitzharris…

Wed 29 Nov

Free but ticketed / 0131 662 9112

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Hunger Pains : Foodbank Britain with Kayleigh Garthwaite

We now live in Foodbank Britain, where emergency food provision is an ever more visible, controversial feature of ongoing austerity. We know the statistics, but in her timely, provocative book Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite introduces us to the human experience we so often miss, by introducing us to the people relying on…

Tue 28 Nov

Free but ticketed / 0131 662 9112

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Soul Food Café: Kate Young discusses books & baking with Streetreads

Celebrated Aussie food blogger Kate Young shares tales and recipes from The Little Library Cookbook, in which she has captured the magic and wonder of the meals enjoyed by some of our best-loved fictional characters. Kate is joined by renowned Scottish novelist, poet and editor Kevin MacNeal, who will be offering up…

Fri 1 Dec

Free but ticketed / 0131 662 9112

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Soul Food Café: Loki's Poverty Safari

People in deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood and unheard. Darren McGarvey, aka Scottish rapper Loki, gives voice to their feelings and concerns and the anger that is spilling over. McGarvey's autobiographical account of childhood in working class Scotland, of family life marred by poverty, abuse…

Thu 30 Nov

Free but ticketed / 0131 662 9112

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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27 May 2011

A guide to the ares of the Scottish capital dominated by Edinburgh University

What's it like? Okay, we'll get the inevitable out of the way first. There are a lot of students living in Newington. And while we know some of our readers aren't that keen on students, their presence does imbue the area with a certain bounce and life…

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