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November 2019

THE ART OF EXHIBITIONS: An Evening Celebrating the Life and Work of Joanna Drew

November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

Join us in the bookshop by the wood-burning stove for an illuminating evening with Professor Elizabeth Cowling and acclaimed artist Alexander (Sandy) Moffat, chaired by Golden Hare’s own Sir Mark Jones, to discuss Joanna Drew’s life and lasting legacy on the art world. This discussion about the work of Joanna Drew relates to a new book by Caroline Hancock, Joanna Drew and the Art of Exhibitions, with contributions from Bridget Riley, Roy Strong, Richard Wentworth and others. Books will be available to buy…

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INCANDESCENT: An Evening with Anna Levin

November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

As the season approaches its darkest point, join us around the light of the bookshop’s wood-burning stove to learn about the important new book by nature writer Anna Levin, Incandescent: How Artificial Light is Damaging Our Planet, published by Saraband. Drawing on her life-long research into the natural world and her own experience of being negatively effected by artificial light, Incandescent examines the reality of our dependence on lighting technology. From climate to our mental wellbeing, it’s time we talked…

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OF STRANGERS AND BEES: An Evening with Hamid Ismailov

November 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

All our booksellers at Golden Hare Books are giddy at the prospect of this Edinburgh launch for the new novel from writer Hamid Ismailov, Of Strangers and Bees, translated from Uzbek by Shelley Fairweather-Vega. Hamid will be in conversation with travel writer, local author and friend-to-the-bookshop Caroline Eden, and this is going to really be a treat. in conversation with Caroline Eden, author of Black Sea (2018) and Samarkand (2016) Banned in Uzbekistan, Hamid Ismailov's books are searing and insightful, and although the author…

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LOVE: An Evening with Hanne Ørstavik

November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

Golden Hare Books hopes you can join us to celebrate the launch of a newly translated novel by brilliant Norwegian novelist Hanne Ørstavik, Love. Told in spare prose with not a superfluous word in sight, bookseller Julie read this in one gulp on holiday and can't wait to put it into eveyone's hands. Karl Ove Knausgaard even called Love Orstavik's strongest book. Don't miss this!in conversation with Kari Dickson Join us for a winter evening to remember this November as acclaimed Norwegian writer…

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LOOP: An Evening with Charco Press (Book Week Scotland Special Event)

November 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

It's Book Week Scotland! And to celebrate this wonderful week of books, we've partnered with local independent publisher Charco Press and Scottish Book Trust for an evening celebrating translated fiction. Charco works tirelessly to bring the best contemporary Latin American authors into English - in just three years their contribution to literature has been inspiring. Their most recent title, Loop by the Mexican writer Brenda Lozano, is a perfect example of Charco's flair for identifying the most dynamic and poignant…

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FACES THAT FLED THE WIND: Alycia Pirmohamed with guests Alyson Kissner + Jay G. Ying

November 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St Vincent’s Chapel, Saint Vincent Street
Edinburgh, EH3 6SW United Kingdom
Free

It is with absolute pleasure that we announce the Edinburgh launch for Alycia Pirmohamed's debut collection Faces That Fled The Wind. Alycia is one of Scotland's most exciting young talents and a great friend of our bookshop, so we can't wait to host this! Join us in a fairylight-lit St Vincent's Chapel, just a short walk from the Golden Hare Bookshop, for a very special evening of poetry from Alycia and two fellow poets: Alysson Kissner and Jay G. Ying. This event…

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OLIGARCHY: An Evening with Scarlett Thomas, in conversation with Heather Parry

November 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

The perfect bookish autumnal night awaits you as we launch Oligarchy, the new novel from Scarlett Thomas, author of The End of Mr Y and Seed Collectors.Scarlett will be in conversation with Heather Parry about the themes of Oligarchy, her writing process and more. Don't miss the chance to hear from one of Scotland's most exciting fiction writers.Don't miss this very special evening by the Golden Hare wood-burning stove. There will be time for Q&A and signing, and books will be sold. Wine will…

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December 2019

THE DESPERATION GAME: An Evening of Stories with the Scottish Arts Trust

December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

We're delighted to host a festive evening celebrating the Scottish Arts Trust Story Award with THE DESPERATION GAME, an anthology of finalists from the past five years.Join us by the log-burning stove in the bookshop for an evening of storytelling, mingling and mirth. We'll hear from a few finalists from the anthology and you will have a chance to buy copies on the night. Wine will be served free of charge!ABOUT THE DESPERATION GAME“From the romantic to the dystopian, from crime…

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A Literary Lunch with Rosemary Goring, Trevor Royle and Roseanne Watt

December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh, 29-31 Abercromby Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 6QE United Kingdom
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We're delighted to be teaming up with the lovely people at Royal Scots Club for a festive feast in Edinburgh's Georgian New Town. Expect champagne on arrival, a delicious lunch, wine or soft drinks and readings from three of Scotland's exciting and wide-ranging authors. It's an afternoon you won't forget in a hurry! Featuring journalist Rosemary Goring, historian Trevor Royle and poet Roseanne Watt, three brilliant writers published by Edinburgh-based Birlinn. Tickets are £50.00 per person which includes champagne on…

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February 2020

FATE: An Evening with Jorge Consiglio

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

We’re delighted to announce this exclusive event, launching FATE by Jorge Consiglio ahead of official publication date!Launching a new title from Charco Press, the Edinburgh-based publisher of Latin American fiction in translation. If you’ve read any of the books in Charco’s list, you already know that you’re in for a treat and there’s not a dud on the list. Our events with Charco are always popular and real evenings to remember. For us, this is what book events are all…

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