Scottish Wanderlust Book Club
"As you expect in an old mill, the bookshop is full of nooks and crannies! We have a range of titles including fiction, non-fiction, Scottish and local interest, walks and maps, and also a dedicated children’s room. In the café you can enjoy excellent coffee, fine teas and home bakes, or a light menu of local produce with vegan options."
Address: Mill Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BG
Number: +44 (0) 1887 822896
Adventure Into Books
"we believe books inform our curiosity and feed our imaginations; and this year perhaps more than most, they also offer escape, solace and love. And this new bookshop is not just our adventure. We want it to offer adventure to each and every reader, young and not so young: that sense of anticipation when you open a book; that feeling of being transported somewhere else; that chance to experience other things."
Address: 26 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie PH10 6AS
Number: +44 (0) 125 087 2852
Inkspot & Silverleaf Booksellers
"Inkspot & Silverleaf Booksellers is a nationally renowned, independent bookshop in the heart of Central Scotland. We stock a broad range of books for children and adults. Since the shop first opened in 2008, we’ve twice been named one of Britain's 'Top 50 Bookshops' by The Independent newspaper, and been featured in several local and national newspapers too.
Address: 76 - 78 South Street Bo'ness, EH51 9HA
Number: +44 (0) 1506 204450
"We are a family-owned book shop and we stock a wide range of adults and children's titles. As a community bookshop we are always renewing our stock to ensure that we can provide the kind of books that people want. In addition to over one thousand books in the shop, we have access to over five million books from UK and worldwide."
Address: 41 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2BJ
Number: +44 (0) 1382 699973
Address: 19 Kirkgate, Burntisland KY3 9DL
Number: +44 (0) 776 986 9479
The Old Bookshelf
"Welcome to The Old Bookshelf, a place for book lovers of all kinds. Everything from Used, New to Antiquarian books, specialising in local and general Scottish interest, Military History, Maritime, and much, much more."
Address: 8 Cross St, Campbeltown PA28 6HU
Number: +44 (0) 158 655 1114
Little Shop of Heroes
"Little Shop Of Heroes & Dunfermline Comic Con!
Family run business and community. Leave reality at the door."
Address: 8 Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NH
"We’re a quirky place packed full of books to suit everyone. And we offer more than books: stationery, jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards, Scottish gifts, postcards and souvenirs of your time in Dunoon."
Address: 2A Ferry Brae, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 7DJ
Number: +44 (0) 1369 702377
"Very nearly alphabetised chaos. Armchair Books ekes out its intense and blustery existence on Edinburgh’s hallowed West Port…ancient home of booksellers. In view of the castle, above the Grassmarket, it bakes under the torrid Scottish sun. The dangers are manifold; our overburdened shelves groan like masts in a squall, our threadbare and quasi-oriental rugs may distractingly catch the eye or foot."
Address: 72-74 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE
Number: +44 (0) 1312 295927
"Shopping with us means that you get to indulge your love of books whilst making a vital contribution towards our human rights campaigns. And there is a lot to tempt you, from rare collectables to contemporary fiction, classics to children’s books, graphic novels to foreign language and all the history, politics, social sciences, and arts you can carry. Not to mention our top-quality cards and eco-friendly, Fairtrade, Amnesty endorsed gift range."
Address: 12 Roseneath St, Edinburgh EH9 1JH
Number: +44 (0) 131 229 4431
"This off-beat Edinburgh bookshop has a huge, wide ranging stock of second-hand and antiquarian books: just when you think you’ve scanned every shelf you find the stairs and realise there are four rooms in the basement. The atmosphere tends towards the dog-eared and slighty foxed, but glimpses of rarity and respectability can be encountered if you look hard enough. Clarence the water buffalo keeps a beady eye on proceedings aided by Graham, the rather stuck-up grouse.
Address: 145-147, West Port, Edinburgh EH3 9DP
Number: +44 (0) 131 229 4431
"We are a specialist law bookshop based in Edinburgh, Scotland with a strong emphasis on Scots Law. As we hold a very comprehensive stock of Scots law books you can rely on our being able to supply you with the books that you want with the minimum delay. We also stock a wide range of general UK law books, but if the book you want is not in stock we can easily order whatever you need and let you know when it arrives. And if it is not on our website simply email us and we shall track it down (including Harry Potter)."
Address: 56A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE
Number: +44 (0) 131 220 3373
The Edinburgh Bookshop
"Local jobs, local economy, local community, real passion, real people, real conversations, proper service, perfect gifts (and taxes paid!)
UK Children's Bookshop of the Year 2014, Scottish Independent Bookshop of the Year 2018 (Bookseller Industry Awards, also 2014 & 2015)"
Address: 219 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4DH, United Kingdom
Number: +44 (0) 131 447 1917
"We are specialist dealers in rare vinyl and quality literature, based in Edinburgh. We are specialists in punk and the alternative and indie lineage and also dance music from the late 1980s onwards. We are happy to buy collections both small and large and will collect in the Edinburgh area."
Address: 347 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8SD
Number: +44 (0) 131 561 1363
John Kay's Shop
"Books, prints, art, gifts."
Address: 8 Victoria St, Edinburgh, EH1 2HG
Number: +44 (0) 131 629 5880
Ginger and Pickles Children's Bookshop
"Ginger and Pickles is an independent bookshop for children. The shop is both cosy and quaint, designed especially with young readers in mind and is located on St Stephen Street in the Edinburgh neighbourhood of Stockbridge. Ginger and Pickles is passionate about children’s literature and has carefully curated beautiful books to entice readers of all ages."
Address: 51 St Stephen St, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AH
Number: +44 (0) 131 285 8069
Golden Hare Books
"Our charming independent bookshop is situated in Edinburgh's Stockbridge, where you can find an ever-changing collection of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. We hold close to 2000 titles covering all genres of writing from cookery to travel, kid's picture books to science fiction - and many more in between."
Address: 68 St Stephen St, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ
Number: +44 (0) 131 225 7755
"Lighthouse is a queer-owned and woman led independent community bookshop. We are an unapologetically activist, intersectional, feminist, antiracist, lgbtq+ community space. In 2020 we were nominated Scotland’s Best Independent Bookshop! We celebrate diversity of thought and expression, championing voices from the margins."
Address: 43-45 W Nicolson St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9DB
Number: +44 (0) 131 662 9112
"We buy and sell rare, collectable, and second-hand books of all kinds. Our gallery space hosts Typewronger Books, offering new books and secondhand typewriters. We are the oldest second-hand and antiquarian bookshop in Scotland, and the only open shop in Edinburgh to be a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the oldest trade body in the antiquarian book world. "
Address: 3A, 4a Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AE
Number: +44 (0) 131 556 5897
"We are a Reformed Evangelical Christian bookshop in the heart of Edinburgh. Let us help you as we serve Scotland and the UK with faithful Christian literature."
Address: 16 N Bank St, Edinburgh EH1 2LS
Number: +44 (0) 786 390 5900
The Next Chapter Bookshop
"A not-for-profit social enterprise for wellbeing in Edinburgh, offering books, counselling, coaching, therapies. Our specialist bookshop offers a range of non-fiction books about mental health and wellbeing, plus those that invite reflection and connection such as memoirs and poetry."
Address: 10 William St, Edinburgh EH3 7NH
Number: + 44 (0) 131 467 4044
"Transreal Fiction is a shop dedicated to selling science fiction, fantasy & related books, together with a limited selection of other merchandise.Butreally, it’s about books."
Address: 46 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QE
Number: +44 (0) 131 226 6266
"Established in 1985, Tills is one of Edinburgh's oldest second-hand bookshops. It sits overlooking the Meadows, and has carved out a small literary corner in Edinburgh's South Side. Open seven days a week, with a big selection of literary fiction both contemporary and classic, quirky sci fi, history and biography, philosophy and sociology, and the odd antiquarian gem. There are a few seats, a cosy fire, and staff ready for all manner of bookish discussions."
Address: 1 Hope Park Cres, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9NA
Number: +44 (0) 131 667 0895
"Typewronger Books is Edinburgh's smallest bookshop and Scotland's only typewriter repair shop. We sell new books, independent publications and zines. We are home to a small but beautiful community of readers, writers, artists and musicians."
Address: 4a Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AE
Number: +44 (0) 131 556 5897
"Aye-Aye Books is a very small independent bookshop that sits inside the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow. We have books by and for artists, activists and thinkers, we have poetry and esoteric fiction, books for children and young people dedicated to diversity, lots of magazines and journals, zines, a few records and cassettes."
Address: 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
Number: +44 (0) 141 266 0140
Burning House Books
"Founded by Aimee Bea Ballinger in 2016, Burning House Books seeks to promote books with a focus on art, experimental writing, counterculture and queer history."
Address: 446 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BZ
Number: Not listed
"Established in 1986, we are family-run bookshop based in Glasgow. We have an extensive collection of books for sale on a number of subjects. With over 30 years' experience in the business, we cater for all types of readers. Get in touch with us today to order books from us."
Address: 483 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HL
Number: +44 (0) 141 334 9663
"Independent bookshop in Glasgow's West End, we sell an eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction"
Address: 143 Hyndland Road G12 9JA Glasgow
Number: +44 (0) 141 334 5522
Tell it Slant
"We are a bookshop specialising in poetry in all forms and in all languages: printed, audio and visual, including pamphlets, rare, out-of-print, and second-hand. We aim to stock poetry and prose in all the languages of Scotland and beyond. We are a social enterprise supporting The Poetry Trust."
Address: 134 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6ST
Number: +44 (0) 131 662 9112
"Thistle Books has been operating in Glasgow’s West End since 1998. We buy and sell second hand books, and offer a book finding service for our customers. We have a large and ever changing stock of books on a wide range of subjects, with impressive Scottish Literature and History sections. We think nothing beats having a good look in a real bookshop and we hope you will visit us soon."