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Bookshop Information Across Scotland: COVID-19

Find out what your local bookshop is doing to serve their communities during COVID-19.

As we plan and react to advice regarding COVID-19, BooksfromScotland thought it would be useful to have a one stop page advising on the plans of bookshops around Scotland. We will continue to update as news from our booksellers progresses. Find out what your local bookshop is doing to serve their communities below.

With suppliers suspending their services, many independent bookshops have now taken the decision to close while the COVID-19 lockdown in in place. You can still order books from Waterstones and Blackwells online, and you can order books directly from publishers’ websites.

Gardners is now accepting single line orders from customers from titles already in stock at their warehouse – they have over 40, 000 titles available. You can order from Gardners through their Hive website.

 

Blackwells, Aberdeen 

All Blackwell’s and Heffers shops are currently closed until further notice. They are still fulfilling online orders.

Home delivery details: Free home delivery in the UK on all books and games in the branch, alongside the 18 million books available on Blackwell’s website. 

Website: https://blackwells.co.uk/ 

Facebook: @BlackwellsAberdeen 

Instagram: @blackwellsaberdeen 

Twitter: @BlackwellsAbdn 

 

Blackwells, Edinburgh – South Bridge 

All Blackwell’s and Heffers shops are currently closed until further notice. They are still fulfilling online orders.

Home delivery details: Free home delivery in the UK on all books and games in the branch, alongside the 18 million books available on Blackwell’s website.

Website: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/home 

Facebook: @BlackwellEdin 

Instagram: @blackwelledin

Twitter: @BlackwellEdin 

 

The Bookmark, Granton-on-Spey

The shop is closed until further notice. They are still fulfilling orders via email or social media.

Home delivery details: They are happy post orders locally and further afield.

Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm

Website: http://www.thebookmark.co.uk/

Facebook: @TheBookmark34

Twitter: @BookmarkMarjory

Also a wee competition to keep us all entertained: tweet lyrics or your own songs to us on the theme “isolation blues” using the hashtag #bookmarkblues.  The prize is a book of your choice for the best as judged by Marjory.

 

Category Is Books, Glasgow

The shop is closed and all ordering suspended.

Twitter: @CategoryIsBooks

Instagram: @categoryisbooks

 

Deeside Books, Ballater

The shop is currently closed until further notice, and have suspended home deliveries.

Website: https://www.deesidebooks.com/

Phone number: 013397 54080

Facebook: @Deesidebooks

 

Edinburgh Bookshop, Edinburgh

The shop is currently closed until further notice, and have suspended home deliveries.

Website: https://www.edinburghbookshop.com 

Email:  mail@edinburghbookshop.com

Facebook: @EdinBookshop

Twitter: @EdinBookshop

 

Far From the Madding Crowd, Linlithgow

The shop is currently closed until further notice, and have suspended home deliveries.

Website: www.maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com

Facebook: @FarFromTheMaddingCrowdLinlithgow

Twitter: @Furtherfrom

 

Golden Hare, Edinburgh 

The shop is currently closed until further notice, but are fulfilling online orders.

Website: goldenharebooks.com 

Phone number: 0131 225 7755 

Facebook: @GoldenHareBooks

Instagram: @goldenharebooks

Twitter: @GoldenHareBooks

 

The Highland Bookshop, Fort William

The shop is currently closed until further notice, and have suspended home deliveries.

Website:  www.highlandbookshop.com

Phone number: 01397 705931

Facebook: @TheHighlandBookshop

Instagram: @highlandbks

Twitter: @HighlandBks

 

The Hyndland Bookshop, Glasgow

The bookshop is currently closed, and have suspended home deliveries.

Home delivery details: Post 48 hours standard delivery (free) next day if required (chargeable).

Email: hyndlandbooks@gmail.com

Twitter: @HyndlandB

Facebook: @HyndlandBookshop

 

Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh 

The bookshop is currently closed, but still fulfilling orders via email, and online shop

Home delivery details: 48hr delivery (warehouses allowing) £2 shipping, free book from our ‘dungeon of wonders’ with orders over £50. 

Website: www.lighthousebookshop.com 

Twitter: @Lighthousebks 

Facebook: @Lighthousebks 

Special Initiatives: Look out for #LighthouseLifeRaft on insta/facebook/twitter, and in our newsletter (sign up on the website home page)!

We’ll be channelling positive virtual bookshop vibes into the world by creating & sharing original digital content under the Life Raft banner. All aboard, for author Q&As, bookseller recommends & readings, blog pieces and special spotlights on debut books & new releases by BAME, queer, disabled & local writers who will be hard hit by publicity & event disruptions. Authors involved are as varied as Dan Richards, Gina Milne, Leaf Arbuthnott, Jemma Neville, Haleh Agar, Kirstin Innes, Samantha Clark, Golnoosh Nour, and Hannah Persaud. A fun way to get some bookish joy in your life & support an indie in the process! 

 

Main Street Trading Company, St Boswells

The bookshop is currently closed, but still fulfilling orders via email, and online shop.

Home delivery details: Books can be sent out throughout the UK, they will be charging a flat rate of £1.50 for small packages, £5 for larger orders.

Opening hours: Tues – Sat – 9am – 5.30pm, Sun 11am – 4.30pm

Website: www.mainstreetbooks.co.uk

Online shop: https://www.mainstreetbooks.co.uk/online-shop/ 

Twitter: @mainstreethare

Facebook: @Mainstreet.Trading.Company

Instagram: @mainstreethare

 

Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh 

The shop is currently closed until further notice, and have suspended home deliveries.

Website: https://www.theportobellobookshop.com/ 

Twitter: @Portybooks 

Instagram: @portybooks 

 

The Scottish Poetry Library

The bookshop is currently closed, but still fulfilling orders via email, and their online store.

Home delivery details: They are happy post orders locally and further afield.

Website: https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/shop/

Twitter: @ByLeavesWeLive

Facebook: @scottishpoetrylibrary

 

Toppings, Edinburgh

The shop is currently closed until further notice, but are fulfilling home deliveries.

Website: https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/

Phone number: 0131 546 4202

Email: edinburgh@toppingbooks.co.uk

Twitter: @ToppingsEdin

Facebook: @ToppingsEdin

They have posted staff recommendation reading lists on their website and sharing them on social media.

 

Toppings, St Andrews

The shop is currently closed until further notice, but are fulfilling home deliveries.

Website: https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/

Phone number: 01334 585 111

Email: standrews@toppingbooks.co.uk

Twitter: @ToppingsStAs

Facebook: @ToppingsStAs

They have posted staff recommendation reading lists on their website and sharing them on social media.

 

The Watermill, Aberfeldy

The bookshop, cafe and gallery are now closed until further notice.

Home delivery details: Delivery for orders by courier.

Website: https://www.aberfeldywatermill.com/

Phone number: 01887 822896

Facebook: @watermill.aberfeldy

 

Waterstones

The bookshops and cafes across the UK are currently closed until further notice, but still fulfilling online orders.

Please use the bookshop finder to find out contact details for your local store.

Home delivery details: Due to the exceptional circumstances they expect delivery times to be a little slower. Free delivery over £20 – 4-6 workings days / UK Courier (£7.95) – No longer available / 1st Class (£3.75) – 2-3 working days / 2nd Class (£2.75) – 4-6 workings days. Delivery to shops is currently suspended.

Website: https://www.waterstones.com

Twitter: @Waterstones

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