Futures Worth Fighting For: Edinburgh's Radical Book Fair 2021

By Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

By Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

The Radical Book Fair is Edinburgh’s alternative, independent and entirely bookshop run flea market of books and ideas-  over 4 days it showcases the best in radical and progressive publishing and ideas for building a better tomorrow.
 

Our theme for 2021 was Futures Worth Fighting For! We championed radical politics & imagination, conjuring a more just and beautiful world, and exploring how we bring those visions to life.
 

The Fair is made up of book stalls, activist stalls, events, workshops and more!

Our 2021's speakers include Aja Barber, Leah Cowan, Akwugo Emejulu, Mara Menzies, Eve Livingston,  Jen Deerinwater, Lisa Fannen, 12 Rules for WHAT, Jo Becker, Harry Josephine Giles, and many more covering everything from sustainability to borders, abolition to radical imagination, pleasure politics and more. And you can rewatch it all  HERE!

Hope Not Fear: Finding My Way from Refugee to Filmmaker to NHS Hospital Cleaner and Activist

Hassan Akkad

£18.98 £17.65

Opening night: Futures Worth Fighting For Nov 11th, 5.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/futures-worth-fighting-for

Disability Visibility

Alice Wong

£12.99 £12.08

Opening night: Futures Worth Fighting For Nov 11th, 5.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/futures-worth-fighting-for

Make Bosses Pay: Why We Need Unions

Eve Livingston

£9.99 £9.29

Opening night: Futures Worth Fighting For Nov 11th, 5.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/futures-worth-fighting-for

How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire

Andreas Malm

£10.99 £10.22

Opening night: Organising for a World On Fire Nov 11th. 7.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/organising-for-a-planet-on-fire

Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide: A graphic guide to lesbian and queer history 1950-2020

Kate Charlesworth

£17.98 £16.72

Lavender Menace x Kate Charlesworth Friday 12th Nov. 12

This Book Will Make You Kinder: An Empathy Handbook

Henry James Garrett

£9.99 £9.29

This Event Will Make You Kinder Friday 12th 1pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/this-bookevent-will-make-you-kinder

Blood and Gold: A Journey of Shadows

Mara Menzies and Eri Griffin

£12.99 £12.08

Mara Menzies melds myth, magic & history Friday 12th 5.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/blood-and-gold-mara-menzies

The End: Surviving the World Through Imagined Disasters

Katie Goh

£7.50 £6.97

Inklings extravaganza - Women, Hip hop, disaster culture Friday 12th Nov 7.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/inklings-extravaganza-women-hip-hop-disaster-culture

Flip The Script: How Women Came to Rule Hip Hop

Arusa Qureshi

£7.50 £6.97

Inklings extravaganza - Women, Hip hop, disaster culture Friday 12th Nov 7.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/inklings-extravaganza-women-hip-hop-disaster-culture

How We Are Translated: a novel

Jessica Gaitan Johannesson

£12.99 £12.08

'Beyond Crisis' writing resilience - a Wasafiri writing workshop Sat 13th Nov 10.30am https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/beyond-crisis-writing-resilience-a-wasafiri-writing-workshop

The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture

Mark Bould

£12.99 £12.08

Climate Collapse and Imaginary Worlds Sat 13th 12.15 https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/climate-collapse-and-imaginary-worlds

Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel

Harry Josephine Giles

£10.99 £10.22

Climate Collapse and Imaginary Worlds Sat 13th 12.15 https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/climate-collapse-and-imaginary-worlds

Border Nation: A Story of Migration

Leah Cowan

£9.99 £9.29

Beyond Borders: Dismantling the hostile environment Sat 13th Nov 1.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/beyond-borders-dismantling-the-hostile-environment

Asylum For Sale

£23.99 £22.31

Beyond Borders: Dismantling the hostile environment Sat 13th Nov 1.30pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/beyond-borders-dismantling-the-hostile-environment

Consumed: The need for collective change; colonialism, climate change & consumerism

Aja Barber

£15.00 £13.95

Consumed: colonialism, climate change & consumerism Sat 13th Nov 6pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/consumed-colonialism-climate-change-and-consumerism-in-fashion-and-beyond

Feminist Solutions for Ending War

£19.98

Feminist Futures Sunday 14th Nov 6pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/feminist-futures

To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe

£18.98

Feminist Futures Sunday 14th Nov 6pm https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/feminist-futures

Not Quite Right For Us

Jay Bernard, Leone Ross, et al.

£11.99

Not Quite Right For Us: Friends edition Sunday 14th Nov 7.30pm

The Radical Book Fair has been a staple of Edinburgh's political and literary landscape for 20 years, originally run by Word Power Books, we've hosted writers as varied as Wole Soyinka, Michael Rosen, Stella Dadzie, Paula Akpan, Ann Pettifor, Priyamvada Gopaland Maya Goodfellow.
 

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