The Radical Book Fair 2018

The Radical Book Fair 2018

October 24, 2018

Edinburgh’s Radical Book Fair, brought to you by Lighthouse Bookshop, is running again from the 1st – 4th November. Bringing the best in radical and independent publishing, the Book Fair at the Assembly Roxy is free to look around each day from 10-6pm. It’s family friendly, with a play area for younger visitors, breakout space and stim toys available, and all areas are fully wheelchair accessible.

Alongside the delicious book-ish treats on offer at the fair, there’s a programme of speakers covering everything from climate change to Palestine. The incredible story of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass will be covered by Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier on Friday 2nd, exploring his life as a ‘fugitive slave’ and then statesman and the family who supported his work.

Over the weekend the programme continues with the multi-award winning A.L. Kennedy talking about her new book The Little Snake on Saturday 3rd, while Dr Nisha Kapoor explores State extremism on Sunday 4th. The full programme is available on the Lighthouse Bookshop website (, with paper copies available in store.

The Radical Book Fair was launched in 1996 by Wole Soyinka and has grown to now representing over 50 indie publishers, authors and artists and a whole heap of curious, engaging and ground-breaking ideas.