(re)Launch Party : Tuesday 9th May

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 years ahead.  There will be wine, merriment and readings from bookshop favourites – ALL ARE WELCOME.

Our launch night readers are Kirsty Logan, Regi Claire and Daniel Gray, here’s a little more about them.

Regi Claire

Swiss born, Edinburgh based novelist and short story writer Regi Claire is the author of four works of fiction: Fighting It, The Beauty Room, Inside~Outside and the astonishing The Waiting, which was published by Word Power Books. Twice shortlisted for a Saltire Book of the Year Award, Regi has a tremendous gift for language and observation, her stories sincere, troubling and utterly enthralling.

Kirsty Logan

Kirsty is an extraordinary novelist and short story writer who’s fierce queer feminist writing has put her firmly on the map as one of contemporary fiction’s talents to watch. She is the author of  one novel – The Gracekeepers – and two short story collections : A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairy Tales. She is one of the most captivating world-builders I have ever read.

Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray is a writer and people’s historian, whose recent publications include This is Scotland, a collaboration with photographer Alan McCredie, and his brilliant love letter to football Saturday 3pm. Published next week is his latest work, the utterly irresistible Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books.


  1. Dear Mairi
    You mentioned on Saturday that you don’t have access to Elaine’s old mailing list. Would it be possible to set up a little form on your website feeding into something like a Mail Chimp list so you can tell us of your news? I only found out about your Launch Party because I was checking correct name of the “20th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair”! [Glad you plan to keep that important spot in the calendar!
    All best, David

    • Lighthouse says:

      Dear David,
      Thanks for the lovely message – I’ve added a feed to mailchimp at you (very wise) suggestion! Thanks for the wee prompt, still getting these little but very important things set up. I look forward to meeting you in the bookshop some time,
      All very best

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