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Bookshop Information In 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.

Gardners have now resumed their services to bookshops, and independent bookshops are now choosing to restart their home delivery services. You can also order books from Hive, Waterstones and Blackwells online, and directly from publishers’ websites.

Updated 26.5.20

 

Atkinson Pryce, Biggar

The shop is closed until further notice. They are still fulfilling orders via email. Sign up for their newsletter and you will receive a regular Virtual Browsing newsletter.

Website: https://www.atkinson-pryce.co.uk/ 

Email: tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk

Facebook: @atkinsonpryce

 

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 home delivery orders via email, phone or social media.

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

Email: thebookmark.grantown@googlemail.com

Phone: 01479 873 433

Facebook: @TheBookmark34

Twitter: @BookmarkMarjory

 

Category Is Books, Glasgow

The shop is closed but they are offering home delivery. You can also take part in their ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme for readers with uncertain finances.

Website: https://www.categoryisbooks.com/

Twitter: @CategoryIsBooks

Instagram: @categoryisbooks

They have also been offering online competitions, events and workshop. Keep an eye oout on their social media for details!

 

The Ceildh Place Bookshop, Ullapool 

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

Website: https://www.theceilidhplace.com/bookshop/

Twitter: @ceilidhbooks

Facebook: @CeilidhPlaceBookshop

 

Deeside Books, Ballater

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

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

Phone number: 013397 54080

Facebook: @Deesidebooks

 

Edinburgh Bookshop, Edinburgh

The shop is currently closed until further notice, but are offering home deliveries and a socially-distanced ‘click and collect’ service.

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, but are offering home deliveries via their website, email, phone and social media as well as a socially-distanced ‘click and collect’ service.

Website: www.maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com

Email: sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com

Phone: 01506 845509 (Between 10am and 2pm)

Facebook: @FarFromTheMaddingCrowdLinlithgow

Twitter: @Furtherfrom

They have also put together a home learning zone on their website, which you can find here.

 

Golden Hare, Edinburgh 

The shop is currently closed until further notice, but are fulfilling online orders as well as a socially-distanced ‘click and collect’ service.

Website: goldenharebooks.com 

Phone number: 0131 225 7755 (Wed – Fri 11am – 5pm)

Facebook: @GoldenHareBooks

Instagram: @goldenharebooks

Twitter: @GoldenHareBooks

 

The Highland Bookshop, Fort William

The shop is currently closed until further notice, but are fulfilling online orders. Take a look at their Facebook photos for online virtual browsing.

Website:  www.highlandbookshop.com

Phone number: 01397 705931

Facebook: @TheHighlandBookshop

Instagram: @highlandbks

Twitter: @HighlandBks

 

The Hyndland Bookshop, Glasgow

The bookshop is currently closed, but are offering home deliveries via email, telephone and social media.

Email: hyndlandbooks@gmail.com

Phone number: 07464 024614

Twitter: @HyndlandB

Facebook: @HyndlandBookshop

 

J & G Innes Booksellers Ltd, St Andrews

The bookshop is currently closed, but still fulfilling orders via email and through social media.

Email: jg.innes@talk21.com

Facebook: @JGInnesLtd

 

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! 

Their book group is still holding their events, but have transferred online via Zoom. If you’d like to join in, keep an eye on their website’s Events page.

 

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, but are fulfilling home deliveries on their online shop.

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.

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

Twitter: @ByLeavesWeLive

Facebook: @scottishpoetrylibrary

 

Tackle and Books, Isle of Mull

The bookshop is currently closed, but you can order books from their online Hive store.

Website: http://tackleandbooks.co.uk/?LMCL=WagCzg 

 

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 continue to post staff and author 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 continue to post staff and author recommendation reading lists on their website and sharing them on social media.

 

Ullapool Bookshop, Ullapool 

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

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

Facebook: @Ullapoolbookshop

 

The Watermill, Aberfeldy

The bookshop, cafe and gallery are now closed until further notice. They are fulfilling online orders.

Home delivery details: Delivery for orders by courier.

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

Email: bookshop@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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