The Bookseller’s Dozen #4

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Continuing our monthly feature of Scottish independent bookshops.

This is one of my personal favourites! When I studied in Edinburgh last year I was fortunate enough to be based in the Merchiston campus – a mere 3 minute walk from this intimate, friendly bookshop. The bookshop boasts a regular programme of events including ‘big name authors as well as writer’s workshops and story-time for the under 5’s’. They also have a children’s bookgroup, and provide support for adult bookgroups.

The Edinburgh Bookshop has also won quite a few accolades, including The Scottish Independent Retail Award for “Best Independent Bookshop” in 2012. It was also featured in the The Independent’s “50 Best Bookshops”. On their website, they say that their emphasis is on ‘unusual, intelligent and topical selections of titles to offer the customer a clever and refreshing choice’. They certainly do that!

121602-premises-photograph-for-the-edinburgh-bookshop-eh10-4dh1Bookshop: The Edinburgh Bookshop

Owner: Marie Moser

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3 thoughts on “The Bookseller’s Dozen #4

  1. May we?
    Well … whenever you are in South Africa …. Feel Welcome in our shop. We are ‘old school’ and new to social media but a few weeks ago we made a serious start and to our surprise the combination of FB-page, Twitter and blog seems to work ….

    (Just in case of)

    Greetings from the Whale capital of south Africa,

    Noel and Beth

    1. Hi Noel and Beth,

      Thank you for telling me about your shop, I’d certainly love to pop in if I ever get the chance to go to South Africa!

      Jenny 🙂

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