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June 2019

LISTEN SOFTLY: Doug Johnstone + Louise Peterkin + Thomas Stewart + Open Mic + Raffle!

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

LISTEN SOFTLY is delighted to welcome another three writers who will be performing at our monthly gig in Edinburgh. From seasoned crime writer Doug Johnstone to up-and-coming poets Louise Peterkin and Thomas Stewart, this show has something for everyone!Listen Softly is a welcoming, inclusive and supportive spoken word evening, with much jollity and encouragement. We encourage new writers to try out material at our Open Mic, and there is always wine and cake. Entry is FREE and there will be…

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GOLDEN HARE PARTY: Celebrate with us!

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

In May, we were voted Independent Bookshop of the Year for the UK and Ireland at the British Book Awards! We're so grateful to our wonderful community for all the support over the years. Since it's Independent Bookshop Week, what better time to have a special party in the bookshop?  free fizz and refreshments special 10% discount all evening live music while we chat + browse! big announcement about a special event Join us for good times in the bookshop…

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MAIN BOOK GROUP: “Wilding” by Isabella Tree

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

Our monthly book group has been running since 2012: come along and discuss books! Our ever-popular, longest running book group runs on the last Tuesday of the month. Run by one of our booksellers, we want people to come and relax in the surrounds of the bookshop with a glass of wine, and enjoy discussing a book. It’s informal, illuminating and a lot of fun! How it works Reserve a space online for the next book group, or call/email/pop in…

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July 2019

July Readers’ Salon

July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

Want to engage more with your own reading and to share favourites with like-minded readers? Love the idea of a book group but don’t like being assigned a particular book? Or do you just want more opportunities to talk books? Whatever the reason, we have just the group for you! Join us on the first Monday of every month as we chat all things bookish. It’s free to come along and no booking is required – just turn up! Please…

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Small Press Book Group: Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri (trans. Morgan Giles)

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

Discover new voices from all over the world, published by small, independent and innovative presses. If you’re interested in broadening your reading horizons and picking up books that are published by the growing number of innovative, creative small presses, this group is for you! From fiction in translation to local micro presses, the Small Press Book Group celebrates and explores all that the publishing world has to offer! How it works Reserve a space on the website for the next book group,…

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GOLDEN HARE MASTERCLASSES: Writing in the Second Person with Lara Williams

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Smith & Gertrude, 26 Hamilton Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AU United Kingdom
£20.00

An exclusive masterclass with acclaimed writer Lara Williams in the beautiful wine cellar at Smith & Gertrude in Stockbridge! This workshop is also run in partnership with Comma Press, so it's a real indie love-in! What are the advantages and possibilities of writing in the second person?  What are the challenges?  How can we learn from good examples of the form and apply it to our own work? Whether you're already writing in the second person, interested in trying it…

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SUPPER CLUB: Food, Bodies and Friendship with Lara Williams

July 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
£3.00 - £12.99

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag meets Nora Ephron's Heartburn in this savagely funny and perceptive tale of rage and joy, hunger and friendship, bodies and the space they take up in the world... Lara Williams first burst onto the literary scene with her short story collection Treats - now she's with us discussing her debut novel Supper Club, in conversation with Sasha de Buyl-Pisco.  Join us at the bookshop for a spot of supper-related book chat with acclaimed writer Lara Williams, whose new novel promises to be…

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THE UNMAKING OF ELLIE ROOK: An Evening with Sandra Ireland

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 Saint Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free - £8.99

We're delighted to welcome author Sandra Ireland back to Golden Hare Books to launch her third novel The Unmaking of Ellie Rook. Sandra is an author close to our hearts as we have hosted events for her other novels Bone Deep and Beneath the Skin too! We love watching this fantastic author grow and take the book scene by storm. Join us at the bookshop where Sandra Ireland will be in conversation with bookshop manager Julie Danskin. There will be an…

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