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The Lighthouse - Booksellers of Edinburgh

43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
T: 01316 629112
Accepts customer orders
Accepts Gift Cards
Accepts Paper Vouchers
Accepts E-Gift Vouchers
Local parking - pay & display

Bookshop Description: (Est. 1994 / 2017)

Lighthouse is a queer-owned and woman led independent community bookshop. We are an unapologetically activist, intersectional, feminist, antiracist, lgbtq+ community space. In 2020 we were nominated Scotland’s Best Independent Bookshop! We celebrate diversity of thought and expression, championing voices from the margins. We house 10,000 titles across most genres, from politics, history, fiction and travel writing to Children’s books, crafts and cookery. We are particularly passionate about radical, left wing and Scottish politics, intersectional feminism, revolutionary history, environmentalism, LGBT+ writing, poetry and translated fiction. We are usually open 7 days a week and have a vibrant year-round program of events, with one or two events a week as well as our regular book groups. Our big calendar highlights are the two big festivals we run, the Book Fringe in August and the Radical Book Fair in November.

Specialism

Academic
Children's
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