Edinburgh's Best Bookshops

Guide

Home to some of history’s most celebrated authors who have drawn inspiration from the city’s ancient streets, winding closes and grand architecture, Edinburgh has been long been synonymous with the literary arts and, today, is a haven for booklovers from across the globe. As the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh is brimming with landmarks to the written word: quirky, shadowy bookshops that belong in a bygone era; bustling coffee shops where a solitary table is the perfect place for the aspiring author to pen their next chapter; and picturesque parks where the hours can be peacefully whiled away with one’s head in a book. Edinburgh is a living testament to the greatest writers of the modern age, whose personal effects can be seen in the city’s museums.

Transreal Fiction

Edinburgh Books

Elvis Shakespeare

Typewronger Books

Golden Hare Books

McNaughtan's Bookshop & Gallery

Edinburgh Bookshop

Till's Bookshop

Topping & Company Bookstore

Find Book Heaven in Armchair Books

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