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Encouraging debate vs promoting hate speech : Cancelling Gilad Atzmon

May 27, 2017

As some of you will be aware, the bookshop was recently asked to be a venue for Gilad Atzmon. Naively I agreed, not knowing much about him and not having much time to decide. Then I cancelled. Then I backtracked and reinstated the event, but I have decided, finally, to formally cancel this event. This decision … Read more

(re)Launch Party : Tuesday 9th May

May 1, 2017

The official opening of the Lighthouse Radical Bookshop kicks off at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 9th of May, 2017 – We’ve celebrated the end of an era, now it is time to ring in a new age! Join us to toast new beginnings, have a nosey, ask questions and hear all about plans for the … Read more

Here we are. Again.

April 22, 2017

We are an independent general bookshop in Edinburgh – left leaning and politically engaged, we are a shelter for bibliophiles, an oasis for curious minds and a platform for open discourse.


Our History: Word Power Books

April 21, 2017

Word Power Books is steeped in history – a bookshop, publisher, and online store, as well as the host of innumerable events, not least the annual august Book Fringe and the autumn’s Radical Book Fair. Launched in 1994 as a little shop in Edinburgh’s southside by Elaine Henry, the last 23 years have earned Word … Read more

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