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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

Offers and Events

Event
Waiting for Superman : A debilitating illness & the search for a cure
Expires: 18-05-2021
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The Lighthouse - Booksellers of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
T: 01316 629112   W: https://www.lighthousebookshop.com/

Offer Details

For the past six years, Whitney Dafoe has been confined to a bedroom in the back of his parents' home, unable to walk, eat or speak. His diagnosis? The mysterious disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) which affects 20 million people around the world who largely suffer in silence because the condition is little known and much misunderstood.

Waiting for Superman follows Whitney's father, groundbreaking geneticist Ron Davis, as he uncovers new possibilities for treatments and potentially a cure. At its heart, this book is about more than just cutting-edge research or a race to find an answer - it's about the lengths to which a parent will go to save their child's life.

If you're a fan of medical memoir or committed to disability justice, then this is the event for you. We will begin with an interview of author Tracie White, followed by a conversation with Ron Davies and Janet Dafoe.


Offer Terms

https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/Waiting-for-Superman:-A-debilitating-illness-and-the-search-for-cure
Event
THINGS I HAVE WITHHELD: A NIGHT WITH KEI MILLER
Expires: 27-05-2021
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The Lighthouse - Booksellers of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
T: 01316 629112   W: https://www.lighthousebookshop.com/

Offer Details

In this moving and lyrical collection of essays, the award-winning poet and novelist Kei Miller explores the silence in which so many important things are kept. He examines the experience of discrimination through this silence and what it means to breach it: to risk words, to risk truths. And he considers the histories our bodies inherit - the crimes that haunt them, and how meaning can shift as we move throughout the world, variously assuming privilege or victimhood.

Through letters to James Baldwin, encounters with Liam Neeson, Soca, Carnival, family secrets, love affairs, white women's tears, questions of aesthetics and more, Miller powerfully and imaginatively recounts everyday acts of racism and prejudice. Things I Have Withheld is a great artistic achievement: a work of beauty which challenges us to interrogate what seems unsayable and why - our actions, defence mechanisms, imaginations and interactions - and those of the world around us.

Hosted by poet Raman Mundair.

Offer Terms

https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/Things-I-have-Withheld:-A-night-with-Kei-Miller
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