...ekes out its intense and blustery existence on Edinburgh's hallowed West Port...ancient home of booksellers. In view of the castle, above the Grassmarket, it bakes under the torrid Scottish sun. The dangers are manifold; Our overburdened shelves groan like masts in a squall, our threadbare and quasi-oriental rugs may distractingly catch the eye or foot. Books in the window may spontaneously burst into flames, and the Manager must be kept locked in at all times... Sporadically under feeble but sinister attack by the government, we struggle under goad of Fear, towards Beauty.


Open 10:30am-6:30pm, 7 days a week (earlier in August).

Armchair Books, 72-74 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE (Google map)

0131 229 5927

Email: armchairbooks@hotmail.com

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