Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

Our Events

We run a year round program of events, bringing some of the most exciting, creative, thought provoking writers right into the heart of the community. In 2019 we hosted almost 200 gatherings, launches, workshops and discussions.

Past speakers have included Reni Eddo Lodge, Terry Eagleton, Layla Saad, Angela Saini, Kerry Hudson, Sabrina Mahfouz, Gary Younge, Jackie Kay, James Kelman, Ann Pettifor, Andrea Lawlor, Vahni Capildeo, Silivia Federici, Roseanne Watt, Valeria Luiselli, Juno Dawson and Nikesh Shukla - to name but a few!

Our major events are the May Day Book Fair, the Book Fringe & the Radical Book Fair.

The Radical Book Fair WILL be back this year: 11th-14th November at the Assembly Roxy, stay tuned for details!

We went digital in 2020 and most of our events are available to watch again below! We're slowly returning to in person events as we feel it's safe for staff and visitors. Look out for the launch of our Read Think Act video series in September!

We also have bookclubs!

Women In Translation : Next Meeting August 23rd. Full details HERE

Other Fruit: LGBTQ Bookclub : Next meeting July 27th. Full details HERE

and usually also have Bright Futures: Sci-Fi and Women in STEM bookclubs.

For all the latest, sign up to out newsletter HERE, and all the other THINGS TO KNOW about events are Here.

All upcoming events

Watch Past events & Author Videos