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November 2017

Bookish Games Night with Laura Lam and Julia Ember

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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£2.50 15 tickets left

Join us for a delightful evening of literary games and baked goods with an autumn twist! Pick up a glass of wine on arrival and settle in for some competitive fun with SFF author hosts Laura Lam and Julia Ember. Games will include Bookish Cards Against Humanity, a Literary Pub Quiz and Pictionary! Demonstrate your literary knowledge to win a prize!   Laura Lam Originally from sunny California, Laura Lam now lives in cloudy Scotland. Lam is the author of…

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In Darkest Capital : an evening celebrating the poetry of Drew Milne

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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£3 - £20.00

Drew Milne, author of Blueprints and Ziggurats and Lichens for Marxists will be with us discussing a beautiful new edition of his collected poetry, published by Carcanet. in conversation with Alice Tarbuck Drew Milne is a true visionary of contemporary poetry. A poet of both politics and nature, Drew has long been fascinated by lichen, whose diversity and survival are emblematic of a satisfactory and sustaining order. His poetry is thematic and breathtaking, and this new volume In Darkest Capital collates his three dazzling…

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Sanctuary Saturday : Bibliotherapy in the Bookshop

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
£15 9 tickets left

The Book Doctor will see you now! The Golden Hare presents a one-to-one bibliotherapy service with budding bibliotherapist Claire Daly. Bibliotherapy: The prescribing of fiction for life’s ailments (Berthoud and Elderkin, 2013) For centuries people have turned to literature as a salve. Fiction has the transformative power to help us break free from our everyday problems or see difficult situations from a new perspective. Whether you are having trouble finding your Mr Darcy, or you have empty-nest syndrome, bibliotherapy can…

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Sunday Stories – book and a story with Elspeth!

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Sunday Stories is aimed at children between 3-7 years old (but all welcome) and is run by our Storyteller, Elspeth Chapman. Each session will last about 45 minutes and prominently features a hand-picked book from our much-loved Children’s Room, followed by some crafts or games based on the book we’ve just read. Sunday Stories is completely FREE and no booking is required, though we advise turning up a bit early in case it’s busy! We’ll start sharp at 11am, and…

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The Golden Hare Book Group

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 27, 2018

Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Looking to join a new book group, or always wondered about taking part in one? Book groups are great fun, but often when done in sitting rooms with friends they can famously turn into wine groups. Nothing wrong with that, but the Golden Hare Book Group is very focused on talking about lots of different aspects of lots of different books (but don't worry, we still have wine). You also don't need to worry about joining a group where everyone knows each…

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A New Map of Wonders: an evening of discovery with Caspar Henderson

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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£2.50 - £20

We can't wait to welcome the brilliant Caspar Henderson, award-winning author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, to Golden Hare Books this winter! Caspar will be discussing his new book A New Map of Wonders, a beautifully written, genre-defying wonder of creative non-fiction that blends the best bits of science, history and exploration. Moving throughout the distant past into the near future, and showing the mystery of the natural world as well as technology and the human mind, Caspar writes with curiosity and…

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December 2017

Sunday Stories – book and a story with Elspeth!

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Sunday Stories is aimed at children between 3-7 years old (but all welcome) and is run by our Storyteller, Elspeth Chapman. Each session will last about 45 minutes and prominently features a hand-picked book from our much-loved Children’s Room, followed by some crafts or games based on the book we’ve just read. Sunday Stories is completely FREE and no booking is required, though we advise turning up a bit early in case it’s busy! We’ll start sharp at 11am, and…

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The Readers’ Salon

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2017

Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Readers' Salon

Want to engage more with your own reading and to share favourites with like-minded readers? Love the idea of a book group but don’t like being assigned a particular book? Or do you just want more opportunities to talk books? Whatever the reason, we have just the group for you! Join us on the first Monday of every month as we chat all things bookish. It's free to come along and no booking is required - just turn up! We'll…

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The Idea of Canada: an evening with Granta Magazine

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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£3 - £12.99

Join us to celebrate the publication of Granta 141 : Canada, the electrifying new issue of the inimitable Granta Magazine. with Alexander MacLeod, Canadian author and contributor to Granta 141 and Professor Rob Dunbar, Chair of Celtic Studies at the University of Edinburgh and Canadian expat. Our special guests will be in conversation to discuss the new issue, the history, current state and future directions of Canadian Literature including the relationship between Scottish and Canadian literature. Alexander MacLeod is the Frank O'Connor-shortlisted…

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Book Stars! An evening of paper wonders with Rachel Hazell

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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£20 1 ticket left

Create your own ten point star, a hanging book star and a constellation garland... Rachel Hazell has been taking people on creative journeys for twenty years. She believes everyone has a book inside them, star-shaped or rectangular. Don't miss this exciting chance to take part in a wonderful evening of creativity, learning a new skill and (of course) bookishness... It's the perfect antidote to Christmas craziness! "Festive folding at my favourite bookshop is a productive and pleasurable evening, surrounded by inspiring…

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