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  • JOIN THE BLACKWELL'S EDINBURGH MAILING LIST

    Wednesday, July 22nd at 10:00 TO Thursday, July 30th at 00:00
    Join our events mailing list and be the first to know which author will be joining us here in Edinburgh on Sunday 25th October! Just send an email to events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk.
  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    RON BUTLIN - The Magicians of Scotland

    Thursday, July 30th at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Thursday 30th of July
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Join us to celebrate the publication of The Magicians of Scotland, the much awaited new collection of the former Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin, and follow-up to his acclaimed The Magicians of Edinburgh. .

    About the Book…
    Just as The Magicians of Edinburgh's themes ranged from Sir Walter Scott to the new Parliament, from Greyfriar's Bobby to the trams, the themes of the new collection will include Scotland's past, present and future, its landscape and people, its myths and politics - from Bannockburn, Flodden to Faslane, the Loch Ness Monster, wind farms, Hutton to Higgs, Bonnie Prince Charlie to Donald Trump.

    About the Author…
    Ron Butlin is a poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer and opera librettist whose works have been broadcast in the UK and abroad and have been translated into many languages. His volumes of poetry include the award-winning Ragtime in Unfamiliar Bars and Histories of Desire. His New and Selected Poems was published by Barzan in 2005. His novels include the novels The Sound of My Voice (winner of the Prix Mille Pages 2004 and Prix Lucioles 2005, both for Best Foreign Novel), Night Visits, Belonging and most recently Ghost Moon. He was appointed Edinburgh Makar in May 2008, a post he held until 2014.

    Event Info…
    This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE.

    Tickets are available in person from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8229 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    The Monthly Book Quiz

    Monday, August 3rd at 18:00 - 19:15
    Date: Monday 3rd of August
    Time: 6pm (come early as space is at a premium)
    Venue: Caffè Nero in the Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Do you know your Waugh from your Peace, or your Meyer from your Heyer?

    Then join us for the Blackwell’s Bookshop monthly BOOK QUIZ. We will quiz you on anything from Classics to current Bestsellers, Booker Prize winners to Celebrity Biographies.

    Teams of up to five people can take part.

    It is FREE to enter, but seats are limited so please come early to secure your place. There are no tickets required for this evening of fun! …and the question on everybody’s lips is “What will this month’s Hilary Mantel question be?”

    For further information please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8237 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    WRITERS AT THE FRINGE

    Thursday, August 6th at 17:45 TO Thursday, August 27th at 20:00
    Date: Every Thursday in August
    Time: 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Now in its eighth year, Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe once again brings you the best in Scottish writing.

    Every Thursday during the Festival we invite a selection of Scottish performers to give us a taste of their work. New and unpublished works of literary art stands alongside established novelists, with any and all genres free to be expressed - from Scots poetry to cutting edge drama, from folk music to contemporary fiction, and all that is found in between.

    Our 2015 line-up

    Thursday 6th August

    Irene Taylor

    Grahame Howard

    Catherine Gault

    Jonathan Whitelaw

    Anne Donovan

    Thursday 13th August

    Ian Garbutt

    Jane Alexander

    Alwyn James

    Sue Lawrence

    Doug Johnstone

    Thursday 20th August

    Peter Ranscombe

    Michael F Russel

    Jim Crumley

    Vicki Jarrett

    Chris Dolan

    Thursday 27th August

    Michael Cannon

    Malachy Tallack

    Carol Fox

    John Mackay

    Andrew O'Hagan

     

    These events are ticketed, but tickets are FREE. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8229 or from the The Fringe Box Office.. Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite

    For more information or if you would like a signed copies of any of the books please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8237 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    JACKIE KAY

    Friday, August 14th at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Friday 14th of August
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Blackwell’s Bookshop and Mariscat Press are delighted to invite you to the launch of the new poetry pamphlet of one of Scotland's most loved poets.

    Jackie Kay was born and brought up in Scotland. She writes poetry and fiction for adults and children. Her first poetry collection The Adoption Papers won the Forward Prize, a Saltire Award and a Scottish Arts Council Book Award, and she has won numerous awards for her writing since, including an MBE in 2006.

    Event Info…
    This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE.

    Tickets are available in person from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8222 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite.

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH
    ADULT BOOK GROUP

    Monday, August 17th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Date: Monday 17th of August
    Time: 6.00pm
    Venue: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 5DR

    Who says reading is a solitary pursuit? Not us! Come and join the Blackwell’s Book Group for lively, friendly book chatter. No previous experience required! We meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books — fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary, prizewinners and cult heroes—in short, whatever you fancy!

    Our current book is The Children Act by Ian McEwan.

    What is the book about?
    Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

    Future meetings...
    On Monday 14th September we are reading The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam and on Monday 19th Octover The Quick by Lauren Owen

    We offer 10% discount on the current book to Book Group members.

    So join today! Just email your name and address details to events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    NEIL OLIVER: Master of Shadows

    Thursday, September 10th at 19:00 - 20:30
    Date: Thursday 10th of September
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: Central Library - 7-9 George IV Bridge Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EG

    Blackwell's Edinburgh, Orion Publishing and Edinburgh Reads are delighted to bring historian Neil Oliver to Edinburgh upon the publication of this first novel, Master of Shadows.

    About the Book…
    From the lawless borderlands of Scotland to the crumbling majesty of Constantinople, Master of Shadows is a sweeping, epic adventure and the story of a man all but forgotten by history.

    In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high. John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise. Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. When she's hunted down, at last she knows what she must do. With an army amassing beyond the city's ancient walls, the fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

    About the Author…
    Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of the BBC's flagship series A History of Scotland. Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as a charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series Coast and the author of its tie-in book. His archaeological training at Glasgow University was put to good use in BBC2's series Two Men in a Trench where he visited historic British battlefields and attempted to recreate the events of each battle. He co-wrote the two accompanying books. He has also appeared as a contributor on The One Show, and as a presenter on The History Detectives, Time Team and Channel 4's The Face of Britain.

    Tickets are FREE and available in person from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8229 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite. For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8229 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk