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Short Story Club: “The Inner Room” by Robert Aickman

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



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Short Story Club is our low-commitment, high-reward reading group for those who love short stories and want to hear more of them, and for those who are curious about the shorter form of fiction. We gather around with a glass of wine, one of our booksellers introduces then reads the story in its entirety and then we open up to a group discussion. It’s a brilliant way to meet new people and hear new stories, and we like to think you’ll leave with a brighter view of the world around you. There is something magical about short stories. Come see for yourself!

“The Inner Room” by Robert Aickman

In February, bookseller Katalina will introduce then read aloud “The Inner Room” by Robert Aickman, who was a prolific short fiction writer during the middle of the twentieth century and famed for his “Strange Stories”.

This creepy tale blurs the gaps between memory, hallucination and premonition as Lene attempts to move on from her losses of the Second World War. It’s got a creepy doll’s house – what more could you need of a February evening?

We are delighted to be spending 2019 reading the new series from legendary publisher Faber & Faber of the finest short stories ever: Faber Stories. We’ll be reading a selection of this beautiful new series of short stories new and old, discovering a range of writers you already love and new ones to discover.

“When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world…”

— George Saunders

Short Story Club is completely FREE and no tickets are issued. However, you can RSVP here to let us know you’re coming and help us gauge numbers. Please arrive promptly to begin at 6.30pm so there are no interruptions to the reading!


February 12
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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