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Do you like high-brow conversation? Then our group is not for you!

We are a small, informal, non-fiction book group who meet roughly every couple of weeks and (in theory) discuss one book a month. Although a lot of it is just drinking beer and catching up.

Non-fiction does in fact cover loads of topics - not just science!!! Virtually anything goes, from biographies to wars, or psychology to herpetology (just joking about the psychology).

We meet every other Tuesday at around 8pm in the Blue Blazer on Spittal Street (near the Odeon on Lothian Road). The Blue Blazer has been our home (although not literally) for several years now. It is a bustling pub, not a hushed shrine to the printed word, but it suits us. We are usually at the back of the back room. We try and to have some books on the table so you'll know who we are.

(Note that we are currently experimenting with an alternative venue, the Castle Arms; please double check the event locations!)

Come for the books, stay for the hygge!

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