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Inviting people to suggest a useful book and getting individuals to buy copies, they can be put in public spaces like The Blind Poet. The Ragged University project has chosen to buy a bookcase from Greyfriar’s Kirk Grassmarket Community project.

The reasoning is so that the money for the bookcase goes to a good cause, and that it links to the great history of the Ragged Schools as Greyfriar’s Kirk is where the Reverend Thomas Guthrie worked from to champion free education…

 

Here is the library booklist as it builds……

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    How to be an Explorer of the World suggested by Rick Hall
    24th September 2013
    Ragged Library
    As part of the Ragged Library, Rick Hall – Honorary Fellowship at Nottingham University in...
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    The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better For Everyone was suggested by Dr Gillean McCluskey
    29th October 2013
    Ragged Library
    As part of the Ragged Library, Dr Gillean McCluskey, the head of Moray House's...
  • Connected The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
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    Connected: The Amazing Power of Our Social Networks was suggested by David Jarman
    18th October 2013
    Ragged Library
    As part of the Ragged Library, David Jarman, School of Marketing, Tourism and Language,...
  • Great Gatsby
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    The Great Gatsby suggested by Steve Tilley
    16th September 2013
    Ragged Library
    As part of the Ragged Library, Steve Tilley - Honorary Fellow; School of Social...
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    Phantoms in the Brain by Ramachandran was suggested by Katrina Parkin
    19th November 2013
    Ragged Library
    As part of the Ragged Library, Katrina Parkin, Teacher in Psychology at The English...
  • ebbtide
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    The Ebb Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson was suggested by Linda Dryden
    12th November 2013
    Ragged Library
    As part of the Ragged Library, Professor Linda Dryden, director of the Centre for...

List of Books

 

 

 

 

Working with the Beltane Beacon for Public Engagement and Edinburgh City of Literature to pilot, the idea is to accumulate a booklist that members of the public are encouraged to buy to be put in social places. Inside the front cover will be included the information of:

  • Who suggested the book
  • What area of life they work in
  • Where they work
  • Who bought the book for the public

 

 You can contribute by Clicking Here

 

The bookcase has been made from a pew by Greyfriar’s Kirk Community project and placed in the Blind Poet pub.  If you have a book which you want to put on the shelf, please take it along and put it on the shelf.  Let us know about the donation and we can list it on the website.

 

1.  Oldenburg, Ray (1989). The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Community Centers, Beauty Parlors, General Stores, Bars, Hangouts, and How They Get You Through the Day. New York: Paragon House. ISBN 978-1-55778-110-9.