We’re so pleased to be introducing a new group to the monthly events roster – the Golden Hare Readers’ Salon! This will take place on the first Monday of every month beginning on Monday 6th February. We will meet at the bookshop at 6.30pm and chat for an hour or so. No theme, no reading, other than what you do in your own time!
Quite different to our Book Group, the Readers’ Salon will bring together lots of different readers of all different ages, reading levels and interests to discuss novels, short stories, poetry, essays, non-fiction and any other kind of literature we can think of! It’s a great way to engage with other readers, take on other recommendations and find out about new and old books alike. It will be an informal session but will focus entirely on books, and we will of course have wine and nibbles.
Since this is a new group we want it to evolve at its own pace and be shaped by the people who attend and support it – we hope you can be a part of this exciting new venture for our shop! After our first group we will start sharing recommendations on this page and we hope you’ll join in our Facebook group, too.
The Readers’ Salon will be loosely connected to the Golden Hare 2017 Reading Challenge, where participants can share ideas for different categories they’re working on. The categories for the challenge are listed below, and you can read our original blog post here.
If you're an attendee or thinking of coming along, join our Facebook group to share recommendations all month long!
The Golden Hare 2017 Reading Challenge!
A novel set in Edinburgh.
A fairytale novel (original or retelling).
A book you read at school and hated.
A book from a Scottish publishing house.
A children’s book (any age group).
A poetry book by someone who is not dead.
A book chosen purely because of its design.
A short story collection by a novelist you like.
A book you bought in 2016 but didn’t read.
Ask a bookseller for a recommendation. Read it.
A non-fiction book about a childhood fascination.
An essay collection (anthology or individual author).
A book about a place that inspires you.
The favourite book of a good friend.
A book from a genre you don’t usually read.
A standalone graphic novel or graphic memoir.