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1% of Children’s Books have a BAME protagonist. WTF.

July 29, 2018

by Noor Hemani Recently the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) released the findings of a Reflecting Realities, a “new study into ethnic representation in children’s literature” and it’s a dire indictment of Children’s publishing today. Here’s a wee snapshot of their conclusions and some of our thoughts on the… Read more

Windrush – on the legacy of a generation

June 24, 2018

by Jess Brough This week we marked the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the MV Empire Windrush to Tilbury Docks, Essex on June 22nd 1948. It coincides with a scandal that reached the headlines in April, in which members of the “Windrush Generation” were finding their status as British… Read more

The Book Fringe Logo: No competition!

June 18, 2018

Dear all!   After much discussion, informed by the feedback of many creatives -we’ve decided not to run a competition for our logo.   We had meant well, but we’ve since found out a great deal about the deeply problematic nature of spec work in the creative industries. We had no desire… Read more

Winners of the Palestine Book Awards Webinar Series

May 4, 2018

Lighthouse Bookshop is proud to partner with the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Society as they present a series of webinars by the winners of the 2017 Palestine Book Awards. The authors have agreed to speak in a series of webinars to audiences in Scotland and beyond about aspects of Palestine which… Read more

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