The following list of edinburgh book shops is in alphabetical order:
Who: Bauermeister Booksellers
Where (phone): 19 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EH (0131 226 5561)
What: Located just off the Royal Mile, this two-floor bookstore is stacked to the ceiling with all sorts of things: from maps, tourist guides, magazines, to educational and fictional titles.
Who: James Thin
Where (phone): 53 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS (0131 556 6743)
What: Opened in 1848 and still family run (Jackie Thin is the current MD) this traditional bookshop is one of Scotland's best and most popular. It stocks a comprehensive range of titles covering a broad range of subjects. If they can't source what you're looking for then nobody can.
Who: Tills Book Shop
Where (phone): 1 Hope Park Crescent, Edinburgh, EH8 9NA (0131 667 0895)
What: A small, friendly bookshop that offers a great range of well-priced second-hand books and a large collection of old film posters.
Where (phone): 128 Princes Street, West End, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD (0131 226 2666)
What: The largest of waterstones 3 edinburgh book shops (the other two are at 83 George Street and 13 Princes Street) with three spacious floors offering a vast range of titles, plus a starbucks cafe for a break from the books.
Where (phone): 13 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AN (0131 556 3034)
Where (phone): 83 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2ES (0131 225 3436)