Like chatting books and ideas, but not into book clubs?
Want to meet folk interested in exploring the same worlds as you but not sure where to find them?
Counter Socials are the not-a-book-club bookshop run social that's just the thing for you!
We'll be gathering over at the Counter cafe/bar in Native (on Queen Street) once a month to have a chat and make new pals. Each month we'll have a theme and a few words from a selection of local writers, artists, activists or performers whose work intersects with that topic.
You can rock up with friends for a lit-salon style night out, you can come solo and listen in to the 20-25mins of speakers before being introduced to others in the room or tuck yourself away to read with one of the themed texts we've brought along for you to browse.
Readings/Speakers will kick off at 7.20pm, so there is time to grab a drink or settle down before!
Our first gathering is a Feminist meet up and we'll be: touching on the Iranian women's protests against compulsory Hijab and the murder of Mahsa Amini, reproductive justice, Sex Workers rights, Edinburgh's queer-feminist scene with our pals from Blunt Knife Co, poetry from Lauren Pope, and more!