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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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January 2020

LISTEN SOFTLY: Iona Lee + Stella Hervey Birrell + Magali Roman + OPEN MIC

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

Listen Softly is BACK for 2020! We're dispersing those January blues with glorious performances from three amazing writers AND open mic AND raffle. You better believe we're leaning into those cosy bookshop vibes (and the wood-burning stove). Listen Softly is a welcoming, inclusive and supportive spoken word evening, with much joviality and encouragement. We have a PA system set-up in the shop so you can now listen even softer! Our aim is to help performers and audience members feel relaxed as…

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THE OTHER BENNET SISTER: An Evening with Janice Hadlow, in conversation with Claire Askew

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

“It is a sad fact of life that if a young woman is unlucky enough to come into the world without expectations, she had better do all she can to ensure she is born beautiful. To be handsome and poor is misfortune enough; but to be both plain and penniless is a hard fate indeed.”Shake off those January blues at a bookish night to remember at Golden Hare Books with Janice Hadlow, debut author of The Other Bennet Sister - an engrossing tale of…

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JANUARY BOOK GROUP: “The Mere Wife” by Maria Dahvana Headley

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

Our monthly book group has been running since 2012: come along and discuss our chosen book!Our ever-popular, longest running book group runs on the last Tuesday of the month. Run by one of our booksellers, we want people to come and relax in the surrounds of the bookshop with a glass of wine, and enjoy discussing a book. It’s informal, illuminating and a lot of fun!How it works Reserve a space online for the next book group, or call/email/pop in…

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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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LISTEN SOFTLY: Briana Pegado + Theresa Muñoz + Gray Crosbie + OPEN MIC

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

It's our Listen Softly-versary! Yep, somehow it's been a whole year since Golden Hare started hosting Listen and we've loved every minute of it. And what an anniversary edition ahead: expect performances from three exciting writers AND open mic AND raffle. Pick up a free glass of wine or soft drink and browse a bookshelf or five after the readings. Listen Softly is a welcoming, inclusive and supportive spoken word evening, with much joviality and encouragement. We have a PA…

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FEBRUARY BOOK GROUP: “Loop” by Brenda Lozano (trans. by Annie McDermott)

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

Our monthly book group has been running since 2012: come along and discuss our chosen book! Our ever-popular, longest running book group runs on the last Tuesday of the month. Run by one of our booksellers, we want people to come and relax in the surrounds of the bookshop with a glass of wine, and enjoy discussing a book. It’s informal, illuminating and a lot of fun! How it works Reserve a space online for the next book group, or…

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March 2020

LAND, INVESTMENT, AND MIGRATION: Camilla Toulmin on 35 years of village life in Mali

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
Free

Join us for the launch of a fascinating new book following the inhabitants of a village in Mali, in the Sahel: a region on the front line of climate change, conflict, migration and land grabs. The result of thirty-five years' work, Camilla Toulmin will be with us at Golden Hare Books to discuss her research, time in Mali and why the people of this village have reason for hope amid uncertainty. In conversation with Professor Kenneth King (University of Edinburgh), don't…

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BOOK GROUP: “The Aosawa Murders” by Riku Onda, trans. by Alison Watts

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom

Our monthly book group has been running since 2012: come along and discuss our chosen book! Our ever-popular, longest running book group runs on the last Tuesday of the month. Run by one of our booksellers, we want people to come and relax in the surrounds of the bookshop with a glass of wine, and enjoy discussing a book. It’s informal, illuminating and a lot of fun! How it works Reserve a space online for the next book group, or…

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