Although the West Port bookshops form the backbone of our festival, we do also use venues that are a) not bookshops and b) not in the West Port.
We’ve tried to include access information for all of the venues. Please let us know if you’d like to attend an event and have mobility concerns and we’ll be very happy to help as much as we can: firstname.lastname@example.org
A favourite stop for bibliophiles for more than fifteen years, Armchair Books has a good general stock of fiction, non-fiction and antiquarian, split over two premises
Edinburgh Books has been a landmark for book lovers for over twenty years.
With a lap dancing club next door, Main Point Books' latest slogan is ‘For only £2.50 a book will sit in your lap all night long’
Old Town provides a gentle introduction to the sometimes intimidating world of antiquarian books, stocking everything from early 1650s theology and literature to the modern crime fiction of Ian Rankin.
The Owl & Lion Gallery has closed, only for the Owl & Lion Bindery to rise like a phoenix from the ashes – in West Port, where it should be.
After many years spent working alongside each other, Peter Bell Books and Andrew Pringle Booksellers have decided to merge their shops together in the not too distant future.
Proprietor Steve Rapaport and friends welcome you to Pulp Fiction, Edinburgh’s most comprehensive genre-fiction bookshop.
St Columba’s-by-the-Castle is a medium sized congregation of about 100 members that meets in a small Victorian Church close to Edinburgh Castle.
The Coffee Mill is a lovely cafe in West Port run by Gino.
Reborn as a funky venue that serves tasty pub food and has a table tennis table downstairs, The Cuckoo’s Nest, in Tollcross, was an obvious choice for our end of fest gathering.
The Traverse Theatre is Scotland’s new writing theatre.From its conception in 1963, it has embraced a spirit of innovation and risk-taking that launched the careers of many of Scotland’s best-known writers.