Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

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Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

Lighthouse - Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB, United Kingdom | 01316629112 | Website

Venue Description

We are an independent community bookshop on the radical left, politically engaged and socially conscious. 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, tattoo art 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’re 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


We have a portable wheelchair ramp. Our ramp has a 300kg carrying capacity and a usable width 77.5cm, it has a 1:6 ratio, which may not be suitable for all electric wheelchairs (sorry – the pavement is pretty narrow!). The shop itself is laid out so that a reader in (most) wheelchairs can do a full circuit of the shop. There is at least 90cm+ of navigable space through most of the shop, although the arches into the fiction room only have a width of 77cm.

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Accessible Performances

We will try our very best to provide a sign language interpreter if we're given at least 3 weeks notice of the need before an event.


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Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

George Square is 4 minutes walk away with a gated garden, and the meadows is a big open park that is dog-friendly

Other assistance dog facilities

water bowl and dog toys

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access

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