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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

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Taxidermy in Stockbridge: An Evening With Sandra Ireland

[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

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Thank You & Congratulations to Adrian Walker


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