This is the newest bookshop in Edinburgh and it promises to be a great addition to Edinburgh’s independent bookshops from Morningside to Stockbridge and all places in between.
Author Event: From the Lion’s Mouth Launch Party Tuesday, 1st October, 7.30pm Topping and Company Booksellers of Edinburgh£9.99 including bookJoin us to celebrate Edinburgh author Iain Campbell’s fascinating account of his journey following the course of the Indus River, from its mouth in Karachi through to its source in Ladakh, where it springs from the ‘Lion’s Mouth’ on Mount Kailash. Engrossing and eye-opening, this will appeal to travellers, trekkers, wilderness enthusiasts, anyone interested in the culture and history of Pakistan, and fans of great travel writing.
Author Event: Launch Party for The Coorie Home Thursday, 3rd October, 6.30pm Topping and Company Booksellers of Edinburgh £8 or £14.99 includes book The Coorie Home is a celebration of authentic Scottish home life, and the age old Scottish concept of coorie (or còsagach in Gaelic) – the feeling of warmth and home comfort.
Author Event: Kate Kirkpatrick on Simone de Beauvoir Thursday, 10th October, 8pm Topping and Company Booksellers of Edinburgh£8 or £20 including book In Becoming Beauvoir, the first biography of Simone de Beauvoir since publication of her letters and early diaries, Kate Kirkpatrick draws on previously unavailable sources. The new personal details about her life revealed can only deepen our fascination with this great thinker.
Author Event: Dan Jones on the Crusaders Monday, 14th October, 8pm Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB£8 or £25 including book Dan Jones has the priceless ability to write page-turning narrative history underpinned by authoritative scholarship. Never before has the era of the Crusades been depicted in such bright and striking colours, or their story told with such gusto.
Author Event: Shaun Bythell, Confessions of a BooksellerThursday, 17th October, 8pm Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB£10 or £16.99 including book Shaun Bythell introduced us to the joys and frustrations of a life lived in bookselling in his best-selling Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major television series). Now he reunites us with the characters we came to know and love. Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they’ve come to know and love.
Author Event: Performance Poet Olivia Gatwood Monday, 21st October, 8pm Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB £9.99At times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant, Olivia Gatwood’s new book, Life of the Party is about what it means to be a girl and a woman in today’s world and the challenge of briefly being both. Don’t miss the only Scottish event in her UK tour this autumn.Visit https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/edinburgh/olivia-gatwood/
Author Event: Jung Chang Tuesday, 22nd October, 8pm Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB£10 or £25 including book Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a monumental journey. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape the history of twentieth-century China.
Author Event: Kim-Joy from the Great British Bake Off Monday, 28th October, 8pm Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB
£8 or £18 including book Everyone’s favourite Great British Bake Off finalist, Kim-Joy, is coming to Edinburgh! Infuse your baking with a sprinkle of glitter, a rainbow of colours and a menagerie of woodland creatures with the help of this unique baking book.
Author Event: A C Grayling on The History of Philosophy Tuesday, 29th October, 8pm Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, EH7 5AB£8 or £26 including book With his characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader on a comprehensive and entertaining journey through the history of philosophy. Remarkable for its range and accessibility, this is a landmark work.Visit https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/edinburgh/a-c-grayling-8/