16 August - Sunday

  • Owl & Lion Gallery Bookbinding Workshop

    Professional bookbinder and co-founder of the Owl & Lion Gallery, Isabelle Ting, will be teaching a lucky few to make their own beautiful book using various binding techniques. The theme will be magic, so be prepared for strange goings-on. Please bring lots of interesting papers to use as book covers.

  • Owl & Lion Gallery Book Repair Workshop

    Orlene McIlfatrick from Edinburgh Books invites you to round up your ancient, bruised and battered books to be patched up with tender loving care and slightly more practical materials.

  • Peter Bell Books Eleanor Thom and Elaine di Rollo

    Eleanor Thom’s debut novel, The Tin-Kin, is a fictional story based on photos, artefacts and memories of Eleanor’s mother’s travelling family. Eleanor will tell us about the story behind the book and the travelling culture, blending a mixture of readings, audio and chat. She grew up amongst extended Scottish family in the Greek roads of NW6 – Achilles, Ajax, Ulysses and Agamemnon.

    Elaine di Rollo’s first book, A Proper Education for Girls used to be called The Peachgrowers’ Almanac. Not since the Brontës have we seen the likes of the Talbot sisters, plucky peach growers with a peculiar upbringing and a flair for subversion, under the hilariously tyrannical glare of their father. Elaine lives in Edinburgh with her two small sons.

  • Main Point Books textualities.net ‘Concise Ceilidh’

    Maverick poetry, healing wells, numerology and the last of the summer raspberries. Who Looks Most Like Samuel Beckett? competition (no waiting for the result).

  • Owl & Lion Gallery Bookbinding Workshop

    Professional bookbinder and co-founder of the Owl & Lion Gallery, Isabelle Ting, will be teaching a lucky few to make their own beautiful book using various binding techniques. The theme will be magic, so be prepared for strange goings-on. Please bring lots of interesting papers to use as book covers.

  • Armchair Books Recommend-a-book

    Our mystery reader in residence will help you find the perfect book for yourself, your auntie or your dog. Tea might be provided.

  • Peter Bell Books Anon: We don’t care who you aren’t

    Showcasing poets who feature in the latest issue of Anon, the anonymous submissions poetry magazine, as well as those who have appeared over past issues, this event will also introduce the winner of the first Anon Poetry Competition. A sparkling mix of poetry old and new – with special guests.

  • John Hegley and Tim Turnbull

    John Hegley is a musical wordsmith and a poetical wonder. Come and marvel as Steve the Ukelele complements John’s brilliant power of poetic performance. His latest book is The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet.

    Tim Turnbull is a dry performative ex-punk Yorkshireman, with an excellent moustache and jaw-dropping poems to boot. His latest book is Caligula on Ice and Other Poems.

    Martin Rensner is an IT performing, Edinburgh-living, music obsessed, Anglo-Scot-Yank. With a palendromic surname. From Arbroath. He’ll support John with some sweet acoustic guitar.




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