New Releases

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jun 2020
    £8.99

    Teenager Alison Doig disappeared from Kinloch over thirty years ago under mysterious circumstances. Her reclusive family still live in a remote part of the Kintyre peninsula, amidst rumours of wrecking, smuggling and barbaric cruelty. Now rich…

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jun 2020
    £14.99 £11.99

    The 2018/19 Premier League season was a historic one for African players in English football. More than 130 years after Arthur Wharton became the first, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah shared the Golden Boot with Arsenal’s Gabon striker…

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 May 2020
    £14.99

    There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are touchstones to incredible stories and past lives which still resonate today. Yet why are so many of these ‘wild histories’ unnoticed and overlooked? And…

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 May 2020
    £20.00

    Scotland’s plants define its landscape – from the heather moorlands of its iconic habitats to the weeds and a garden plants of its towns and cities. Plants have shaped the country’s domestic economy and culture over centuries, providing…

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 May 2020
    £8.99

    You can’t change your past. You can only use the experiences you live through to make your future better, wiser. Anna and her best friend George meet every week to remember, to sigh, to laugh, to reminisce about their moments of glory, guilt and…

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £9.99

    This calendar features distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and artists and is a wonderful celebration of the extraordinary natural beauty of the Hebrides throughout the seasons. Mairi Hedderwick’s drawings,…

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £12.99

    This hardback desk diary is illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick’s beautiful sketches of the Hebrides through the seasons. Featuring distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and artists, this exquisite…

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £7.99

    This hardback pocket diary is illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick’s beautiful sketches of the Hebrides through the seasons. Featuring distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and artists, this exquisite…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £8.99

    In June 1940, the Channel Islands becomes the only part of Great Britain to be occupied by Hitler’s forces. Hedy Bercu, a young Jewish girl from Vienna who fled to Jersey two years earlier to escape the Anschluss, finds herself once more entrapped…

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £16.99

    Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable sports personalities and celebrities of our time. He is a legend who transcended boxing and rose above all sport. A man of mythic proportions, Ali rose to become a prominent feature of our cultural…

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £9.99

    Following the continued success of the 2020 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very…

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Apr 2020
    £9.99

    A poem does not have to be famous to be cherished. The best-known poems of Robert Burns have been loved by countless people over the years, but there are other poems that may be largely unknown that will mean a great deal to the few who are familiar…

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Apr 2020
    £4.99

    Scottish baking is famous the world over. In this book, Liz Ashworth introduces a whole range of recipes arranged by theme – Bannocks, Breads and Scones; Biscuits; Tarts and Traybakes; and Cakes and Wee Fancies. From bannocks to butteries, seaweed…

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Apr 2020
    £4.99

    Acclaimed cookery writer Claire Macdonald turns her attention to food for free in this selection of recipes using a huge variety of produce that can be found growing wild in fields, forests, hedgerows and along the seashore. Featuring blackcurrants,…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £8.99

    The brutish John Gourlay is a merchant in the village of Barbie, envied and resented by the villagers because of his success, which is symbolised in his prestigious house with green shutters. He dominates and bullies his family, in particular his…

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £20.00

    The beginning of the new decade brings with it a celebration of one of Scotland’s most cherished poets, Scotland’s first modern Makar, Edwin Morgan. A son of Glasgow, the city’s first poet Laureate, Morgan wrote about the city he loved, the…

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £20.00

    In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air. It…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £7.99

    This brand-new activity book for children features a huge range of activities involving different skills. It covers all kinds of topics – including places, people, animals and their habitats, history, myths and legends, castles, stone circles and…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    Introduced by Jackie Kay, this selection of poems include the famous ‘Strawberries’ and ‘One Cigarette’ and four from Morgan’s autobiographical sequence, Love and a Life – love in all its aspects.

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    In this volume Michael Rosen introduces Edwin Morgan’s animal poems. Morgan’s empathy with animals is well represented, from the still very topical ‘The White Rhinoceros’ to the prehistoric ‘The Bearsden Shark’ and the famous ‘The Loch…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    Introduced by Liz Lochhead, in this selection we journey round Scotland in ‘Canedolia’, study its history in ‘Picts’, home in on Morgan’s own city of Glasgow in ‘Glasgow Sonnet v’, imagine the country’s future in ‘The Coin’.

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    A mixture of Morgan’s science fiction poems and concrete poems. There’s the famous encounter between humans and aliens in ‘The First Men on Mercury’, early digital tongue-twisting in ‘The Computer’s First Christmas Card’ and the…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    Introduced by Ali Smith, the title of this group of poems about people is taken from Morgan’s poem ‘Pelagius’, the theologian who is a kind of alter ego. Morgan has the ability to enter into so many lives: the blind hunchback of ‘In the…

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £7.99

    They may be coated in layers of myth and pious anecdote but dig deep enough and the pioneering leaders of Celtic Christianity are revealed as reassuringly human individuals, responding to their faith by deliberately living on the edges of…

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 27 Mar 2020
    £45.00

    If you don’t know DCI Jim Daley, now’s your chance! Discover one of the UK’s most prolific and bestselling authors, and a series that is going from strength to strength. With over 1 million copies sold worldwide, the DCI Daley…

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 27 Mar 2020
    £30.00

    Discover the adventure of a lifetime with these pulse-pounding, entertaining thrillers! From John Buchan’s legendary spy novel The Thirty-Nine Steps that defined a genre, to Richard Hannay’s modern day return with The Thirty-One Kings…

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 24 Mar 2020
    £40.00

    Live sport might be shut down, but you can still get your fix here! Dive into the golden age of amateur rugby, find out everything you didn’t want to know about Scottish football’s most notorious moments, or see the impact of technology…

  • Multiple-component | Pub: 24 Mar 2020
    £30.00

    Allow yourself to be swept away by some of the finest poets writing today. From the masterful work of award-winning Liz Lochhead, to Roseanne Watt’s exquisite debut, these collections will delight and inspire all who read them. This box…