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Book shops in Glasgow

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  • Aye-Aye Books (alt link) - CCA foyer, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD - Aye-Aye Books has all you need to keep up to date with current developments in art, and much more. Books from independent publishers around the world sit alongside an unrivalled selection of publications by and about today’s Scottish artists, limited edition artists’ books, cultural and critical theory, fiction and poetry, magazines and journals, radical books, sound art, music, and world cinema DVDs.
  • Category Is Books: Fiercely Independent Queer Bookshop in Glasgow - 34 Allison Street, Glasgow, G42 8NN - Category Is Books is an independent LGBTQIA+ bookshop in the southside of Glasgow. We hope to create a space to learn about, be inspired by and share in our love of queer culture, writing, histories and storytelling. The bookshop is open every Wednesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm
  • Calton Books: Glasgow's Indepdent Radical Bookshop (Facebook, Twitter) - 159 London Road, Glasgow, G1 5BX - From Socialism & Marxism to ANTIFA & Irish Republic.
  • Cooper Hay Rare Books - 185a Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HU - Cooper Hay Rare Books was established in 1985. We pride ourselves in the superior experience of shopping in our Antiquarian Bookstore and in the long-term relationships we’ve built with our customers.
  • Free Presbyterian Bookshop - 133 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6LE - The Free Presbyterian Bookroom is run by a committee of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
  • The Gaelic Books Council shop - 32 Mansfield Street, Glasgow, G11 5QP - Gaelic bookshop containing a wide range of Gaelic, Gaelic-related books, cards, CDs and DVDs.
  • Good Press - 32 St Andrews Street, Glasgow, G1 5PD - Good Press is a volunteer-run-informal-organisation dedicated to the promotion and distribution of independently published printed matter with a focus on visual arts and writing; occasionally music and artist objects. All of the publications you find in-store and on-line are either self published or produced by an independent small press, gallery, group or organisation. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am until 6pm
  • Hyndland Bookshop - 143 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G12 9JA - Set up by two former librarians, the shop is situated in a very attractive part of the city’s West End and has been an integral part of Hyndland’s high street for over 20 years.
  • John Smith's Student Store - The Fraser Building University of Glasgow, 65 Hillhead St, Glasgow G12 8QF - John Smith’s Bookshop at the University of Glasgow stocks an extensive range of textbooks and background reading materials with a particular focus on the key strengths of the University
  • Oswald Street Bookshop (Facebook, Twitter) - 27 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1 4PE - We specialise in books about Scotland, by subject, content or author. We cover a whole range of topics - in particular, what is distinctive about Scotland’s History and Culture, Languages & Music, Geology & Geography, Food & Drink, Natural History and Transport Systems. Please note that we don't deal in antiquarian or second hand books
  • Young's Interesting Books - 18 Skirving Street, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 3AA - A wee shop, with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity. Apart from the bulk of the proprietor, that is.
  • Outwith Books (Twitter, Instagram) - Outwith Books started as a place for people to write together. With a bookshop on the side. We opened in summer 2019 and then… well, you know what happened.
  • Mount Florida Books - Mount Florida Books is a new independent bookshop in the Southside of Glasgow. Our aim is to build a thriving bookshop, stocking the best in literary fiction, poetry, politics, cookery and more.

New stock


  • Tell it Slant (Facebook) - 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6ST - Scotland's only dedicated poetry bookshop specialising in poetry in all forms and languages: printed, audio and visual, including pamphlets, rare, out-of-print, and second-hand.

Second hand

  • Caledonia Books - 483 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HL - If you are looking to purchase used or antique books, then visit Caledonia Books, reputable bookseller in Glasgow. Our books for sale also include rare and out-of-print titles. If you can't find the book you're looking for, we can take requests and help you find the book you want. We also purchase textbooks from customers.
  • Oxfam Bookshop - 330 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AP - Our bookshop is located at the top of Byres Road, in the heart of Glasgow's West End. We have a large selection of quality books, in categories ranging from up-to-date academic subjects to high quality fiction. We are particularly proud of our well-stocked Scottish, Art, and Antiquarian sections
  • Thistle Books (Facebook) - 55 Otago Street, Glasgow, G12 8PQ - Thistle Books has been operating in Glasgow’s West End since 1998. We buy and sell second hand books, and offer a book finding service for our customers. We have a large and ever changing stock of books on a wide range of subjects, with impressive Scottish Literature and History sections.
  • Voltaire & Rousseau (Facebook) - 12-14 Otago Lane, Glasgow, G12 8PB - Voltaire & Rousseau is a well established second-hand bookshop. Started in Otago Lane in 1972 it has customers who've been with us from the first year of opening.


  • Futureshock - Books & Comics, 200 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6LN
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