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Secondhand Bookshops in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Here’s a gallery from my recent stay in Stockbridge in Edinburgh. There are two secondhand bookshops – for the charities Oxfam and Shelter  – and alongside these I’ve added a few good reading places. Stockbridge is an essential excursion for anyone visiting Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Eden Valley Hospice Bookshop, Carlisle

As a part of my bigging up the secondhand bookshops in Carlisle during Borderlines, Carlisle’s book festival, here’s the Eden Valley Hospice Bookshop. It’s not in the most prominent position, so it’s easily overlooked, but if you’re planning some secondhand book action as … Continue reading

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Oxfam Bookshop, Carlisle

Ahead of Borderlines, Carlisle’s book festival, I thought I’d post about secondhand bookshops in my own neighbourhood. This is one of the charity bookshops that I currently volunteer in. We have a small retail space whose shelving must work hard. … Continue reading

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On Notes Found in Secondhand Books

I sometimes come across notes left in secondhand books when I work as a charity bookshop volunteer. These appeared in a donation last year. The notes that turn up are usually banal. Sometimes they’re a bit more intriguing, like these. When I … Continue reading

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Secondhand Bookshops in Glasgow: Central Glasgow

My latest secondhand bookshop tour takes in two shops in the centre of Glasgow. The first is Oxfam Royal Exchange Square. This is nearby the Gallery of Modern Art, or GoMa for short. This places you between Glasgow Central and … Continue reading

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Secondhand Bookshops in Edinburgh

Following on from my recent secondhand bookshop binge in Glasgow, here are my wanderings in Edinburgh. Both these cities attract a lot of international as well as British visitors. What I would say to anyone visiting from overseas is that … Continue reading

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Secondhand Bookshops in Glasgow

It’s great to have a secondhand bookshop binge. My visit this weekend was to Glasgow – the subject of this post – and the other was to Edinburgh, the subject of an upcoming post. I’ve visited most of the bookshops before … Continue reading

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