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Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

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Could stay all day!

Welcoming, helpful and well stocked bookshop, something for everyone. Tea, coffee and a corner to... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
helen o
Excellent! Friendly, welcoming, highly knowledgeable staff in a beautiful shop.

I wish all bookshops could be like this. Staff really love books and know their stock and the... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Stuart S
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Jan 24, 2018
“Could stay all day!”
Aug 29, 2017
“Excellent! Friendly, welcoming, highly knowledgeable staff in a beautiful shop.”
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We are an independent general bookshop in Edinburgh – left leaning and politically engaged, we are a shelter for bibliophiles, an oasis for curious minds and a platform for open discourse. Our shelves are home to all sorts of books, from politics...more
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43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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+44 131 662 9112
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Welcoming, helpful and well stocked bookshop, something for everyone. Tea, coffee and a corner to sit and browse!

Thank helen o
Reviewed August 29, 2017

I wish all bookshops could be like this. Staff really love books and know their stock and the authors. During the Literary Festival, the Lighthouse is frequently visited by their authors, not just to market their books but because they like it there. Not surprising....More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Found this bookshop by watching some recommendation videos on YouTube. Searched it out during a 5 day visit to the Fringe Festival. Recently renovated so the interior was bright, fresh and welcoming. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. This shop concentrates on books which explore thinking...More

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighborhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
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