Edinburgh is famous for its Christian Aid book sales. Since 2017, The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church at Nicolson Square has been an additional sale location in the south east of the city. At Nicolson Square there are also talks and events running alongside the book sale and this will give the week a flavour of a mini book festival!
Highlighting local talent, the line-up of authors and speakers includes Mary Paulson-Ellis (her Edinburgh-based debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker, is a Times Bestseller and was Waterstone’s Scottish Book of the Year 2017); former Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin and his wife, Regi Claire who has been shortlisted for a Saltire Book of the Year Award; former Church of Scotland minister turned children’s author, Bill Brown; Dr Calum MacKellar of the Scottish Council on Bioethics; and local poet Rob Mackenzie. For full details, see list below. Our free primary school author session is already sold out. Tickets are £5 with all proceeds going to Christian Aid.
The church is also hosting an exhibition provided by Christian Aid: Uprooted – the stories of 40 million internally displaced people from around the world. Stories on display will include those forced to flee their homes due to conflict in Iraq, drought in Kenya and terrorism in Nigeria. These stories also inspire with examples of how host communities and individuals have extended generosity and hospitality. Diane Green, Campaign Officer for Christian Aid, will speak about this issue and the exhibition on Sunday 13 May as part of the Book Sale & Festival.
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