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Independent Bookshops – PART 5

  20 Jan '23   |  Posted by: Birlinn

Scotland is filled with excellent independent bookshops, from city centres to the Highlands and Islands. At Birlinn we hugely value our relationship with these innovative booksellers and their shops. As the New Year unfolds we’d like to take the time to highlight Scotland’s fantastic bookshops for you.


The Gallery Book Shop is an independent bookshop and Gallery in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. Their selection of New and Used books are carefully curated and hold new titles from both Fiction and non fiction. They also host a yearly program of photographic exhibition in their ground floor gallery.


Aye-Aye Books is a small independent bookshop that sits inside the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow. They have books by and for artists, activists and thinkers, alongside poetry and esoteric fiction, books for children and young people dedicated to diversity, lots of magazines and journals, zines, as well as a small selection of records and cassettes.


Mount Florida Books is an independent bookshop in the Southside of Glasgow, aiming to build a thriving bookshop, stocking the best in literary fiction, poetry, politics, cookery and more. They are dedicated to reinvesting their profits into literary and literacy projects in Glasgow, from reinvigorating school libraries, working with prison charities, or providing a space for adult learners to showcase their work.


The Hyndland Bookshop is an independent bookshop in Glasgow’s West End, selling an eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction, children’s books and more. It has been has been an integral part of Hyndland’s high street for over 20 years through all the changes that Scotland’s book trade has experienced.


Check back next week to discover more excellent independent bookshops in Scotland!

See our full list of blogs on Scotland’s independent bookshops below:

Independent Bookshops, Part 1
Independent Bookshops, Part 2
Independent Bookshops, Part 3
Independent Bookshops, Part 4


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