29 May 2023
Mairi Oliver, Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh
In this episode, I chat with Mairi Oliver, owner of Lighthouse Books, about radical bookshops, feminist writers in Edinburgh, how the world can seem overwhelming, and books!
Lighthouse Books is a queer-owned and woman-led independent community bookshop located at West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh. The store is an unapologetically activist, intersectional, feminist, antiracist, lgbtq+ community space, celebrating diversity of thought and expression and championing voices from the margins.
The bookshop carries 10,000 titles across most genres, from politics, history, fiction, and travel writing to Children’s books, crafts, and cookery. We are particularly passionate about radical, left-wing, and Scottish politics, intersectional feminism, revolutionary history, environmentalism, LGBT+ writing, poetry, and translated fiction.
Lighthouse Books is committed to playing its part in building a greener, fairer, kinder tomorrow.
Lola Olufemi, author
Harry Josephine Giles, author
Allyson Shaw, author
Knight Errant Press
Aven Wildsmith, author
404ink.com (Inklings Books)
Love That Journey for Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitt’s Creek, Emily Garside
Dr. Nat Raha, poet
Sarah Sheridan, author
Eris Young, author
There Is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart, Cindy Milstein (editor)
Radical Mourning, Cindy Milstein (editor)
UnTypical, Pete Wharmby
Caliban and the Witch, Sylvia Federici
The Bookshop Podcast Interview With Ross Bradshaw, Fives Leaves Bookshop
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