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Michelle Tea at Golden Hare – Thursday 3rd October

Writer and activist Michelle Tea will be joining us on Thursday evening to discuss her new book Against Memoir. For those of you that don’t know her, American-born Michelle Tea is an exceptional voice of equality and LGBTQ rights, of feminism and all things inspiring. In Against Memoir, she takes us through several stories that reflect upon her life and experiences as a woman in a world that does not always look kindly on those that are different or outspoken. 

The book is split into three sections — Art & Music, Love & Queerness, and Writing & Life. In them you will read her thoughts on Warhol and Purple Rain, you will be instructed on How Not To Be A Queer Douche Bag, and you will be shown what it is like to talk to friends about sobriety.  Tea conveys both passion and thoughtfulness in every sentence, indeed in every cleverly crafted segment of this compelling book. She impresses with wit and a distinctly opinionated view of the world, which may at times challenge how you yourself see it. 

Join us on Thursday, 3rd October at 6.30pm for an evening with Michelle Tea in conversation with Heather Parry, in what is sure to be another exceptional evening here at Golden Hare Books.

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Review – Fireflies by Luis Sagasti

Our bookseller Julia expounds on what this genre-defying novel means to her and her anticipation of hearing Luis Sagasti discuss his work at Golden Hare…

Published in 2018 by independent Edinburgh-based publisher Charco Press, Fireflies is an astounding account of modern history that manages to weave together multiple strands of life stories and lessons to create an engrossing tapestry of the human experience.

Fireflies joins together the lived experiences of Stanley Kubrick and The Beatles, connects Wittgenstein and Antoine de Saint-Exupery to the greater picture that is our modern world, and manages to do it all within the confines of a short, beautiful novel.

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Svein Clouston and Rowan Morrison, hosts of the Have You Ever? podcast, and Golden Hare’s special guests!

Our very first Book Fringe 2019 event at Golden Hare Books may well have broken records.  The seats were filled by 6pm, the room was full by 6:15pm, and by the time the talk started at 6:30pm, personal space had become a thing of the past!

It’s a testament to Nan Shepherd’s incredible legacy, the stunning new edition of The Living Mountain published by Canongate, and the popularity of the folks at Have You Ever? who recorded the event as part of their podcast, that everyone braved the queues and rising heat to hear about Shepherd’s gorgeous volume of seminal nature writing.

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Matty Matheson Signing Cancelled

Golden Hare is sad to announce that, due to an unforeseen family emergency, our upcoming signing event with Matty Matheson at 5pm on Monday 21st January has been cancelled. 

As we’ve heard from Matty on Instagram, this is something that he deeply regrets but is unfortunately unavoidable. He has publicly stated that he may be able to return and fulfil his events schedule in March but also that he can’t yet guarantee his availability.

For those of you who have pre-ordered and paid for a copy of the book, we will be in touch to ask whether you would like to pick up your copy, or alternatively a full refund will be issued. This was an unticketed, free event so hopefully this won’t cause too much inconvenience.

Obviously, we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to put on a fabulous event with Matty quite yet but we hope that in the near future another opportunity will present itself. We wish Matty and his family our very best wishes and hope that all is well back in Ontario. 

Thank you for your understanding,

The Golden Hare Team
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Introducing Sunday Stories – free storytime for children

storytime-poster-1We’re really proud to be introducing something we’ve been working on behind the scenes for a wee while now – a brand new, fun and completely FREE storytelling session for children. Aimed at kids between 2-7 (but all very welcome), this session encourages little ones to engage with books and stories, with games that allow them to explore and feel at home in the bookshop, and craft activities too.

Every week, our kids’ bookseller will choose and read a story, be it old or new, and there will be 10% off the book – but please don’t feel obliged to purchase! Whilst the kids are being read to, grownups can enjoy a free tea or coffee whilst browsing the books.

Each session will last around 30-45 minutes and starts every Sunday at 11am. Check out our Events Calendar and Facebook page regularly to find out what the next book is! We’ll be breaking off Sunday Stories on 11th December to revive in the New Year!

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Undiscovered Islands: An Evening With Malachy Tallack

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last night the Golden Hare team hosted an event with Scottish author Malachy Tallack, who joined us at the St Stephen Centre in Stockbridge to discuss his new book The Un-discovered Islands, beautifully illustrated by Katie Scott of Botanicum and Animalium. Continue reading Undiscovered Islands: An Evening With Malachy Tallack

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Book Group – October 2016 – The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Book of Memory | October 2016For the October Book Group we discussed Petina Gappah’s latest novel, The Book of Memory, published in paperback this year. Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, which was won this year by Lisa McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies, Gappah was listed among other prestigious names such as Anne Enright and Hanya Yanagihara. Continue reading Book Group – October 2016 – The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah