[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Golden Hare Books was turned into a Central Asian oasis yesterday evening, with sights, sounds and smells from the region including baked goods, music and fabrics from the region throughout the shop! Continue reading Samarkand in the bookshop
We’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!
[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
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After a fantastic Bookshop Day yesterday including macarons, clarsachs and poetry, we thought the Sunday of Bookshop Day should be all about the little ones! Continue reading Books Are My Bag 2016 – Day Two
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Saturday 8th October 2016 was the Books Are My Bag campaign’s Big Bookshop Party, and for the first time this was to be known as Bookshop Day! Continue reading Books Are My Bag 2016 – Day One
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For 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
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last night the Golden Hare team set out for the St Stephen Centre to celebrate the launch of Sandra Ireland’s foreboding debut novel, Beneath The Skin, a psychological thriller set in Stockbridge, Edinburgh – just a few doors down from Golden Hare Books! There was a great turnout and it was lovely to see so many people happy for Sandra in her publishing success. Continue reading Taxidermy in Stockbridge: An Evening With Sandra Ireland
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Emily MacKenzie for coming to the shop on Tuesday to help us celebrate Independent Bookshop Week with an afternoon of storytelling and activities.
Continue reading Thank You & Congratulations to Emily Mackenzie
We would all like to say a huge thank you to Adrian J. Walker for coming to the shop last night to discuss his fantastic new thriller, The End of the World Running Club, with us; sharing his personal inspirations and literary influences; his top Edinburgh running tips and his advice on what to pack in our own ‘Apocaboxes’ – just in case! Continue reading Thank You & Congratulations to Adrian Walker