All of us at Golden Hare would like to say a huge thank you to Lesley Glaister for coming to the shop last night and reading so beautifully from her debut collection of poetry (despite feeling a bit under the weather). Thanks also to Hamish and Diana from Mariscat Press for helping to make this wonderful event happen.

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Just a short note to say a huge thanks to everyone who came to the shop for Helen McClory’s wonderful launch event last night — and most of all to Helen herself who read so beautifully from On the Edges of Vision, her new short story collection, and gave us such an interesting insight into her inspirations and influences in a chat that ranged from Cupid and Psyche to Sesame Street and Hannibal! Continue reading →

All of us at Golden Hare would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to hear Cathy Rentzenbrink and Peggy Hughes discussing Cathy’s memoir The Last Act of Love last night, and especially to Cathy and Peggy themselves.It was a truly special evening: every bit as moving, as heartfelt, as inspirational and as hilarious as Cathy’s wonderful

First of all, we would like to wish a very happy new year to all our customers; we hope you had a restful and restorative break with family and friends over the festive period. And how better to celebrate the new year than with the announcement of a brand new venture. Continue reading →



This week is going to be very eventful at Golden Hare Books.
At half six on Thursday evening we are hosting the opening night of our new exhibition by the extremely talented local artist Marie Varley, whose work is inspired by the vanishing world of vintage postage stamps.

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Pause for a moment and ask yourself, how many works of commercial or literary fiction have you read with a queer protagonist? Should queer characters, stories or themes be more mainstream, more accessible, more celebrated? Indeed is there a need or place for a Queer Canon?

And now for the big reveal: Kirsty Logan, author of May’s bookgroup title
The Rental Heart will be joining our Three Graves Full chat at Monday’s
Bookgroup!
Kirsty is one of Canongate’s Future 40 and The Rental Heart, her first published collection of short stories won the Scott Prize in 2013.

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