53–59 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS
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Last updated: 7 September 2022

Blackwell's Bookshop is Edinburgh's oldest bookshop, selling books on South Bridge since 1878. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for announcements and updates on our year-round events programme.

Edinburgh's oldest bookshop is situated right in the heart of the Old Town. On our three floors you will find anything from the latest bestseller to university textbooks. Make sure to visit our Scottish Room for the best selection of Scottish books in the city!

The majority of our events are held on our First Floor and our event space has level access.

There is on-street parking in Infirmary Street, Chamber Street, Drummond Street and Roxburgh Place (paid till 6:30pm), and Blue Badge Holders can park on the single yellow just outside Caffè Nero on Infirmary Street.

Our Caffè Nero is open till 7pm on weekdays for pre-event coffee and cake (or tea and panini).

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Events at this venue

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Greg James and Chris Smith Book Signing

We're very much looking forward to welcoming Radio 1 broadcasters and MEGA bestselling authors of Kid Normal and The Great Dream Robbery, Greg James and Chris Smith along to the shop to sign copies of their epic superhero adventure with a twist SUPER GHOST.

Sat 1 Oct

Free / 0131 622 8218

Scotland, The Global History: Murray Pittock

We are especially honoured to be welcoming along Scotland’s leading cultural historian, Murray Pittock to discuss his spectacularly panoramic and authoritatively monumental book, Scotland: The Global History, 1603 to the Present. Pittock will be in-conversation with Stephen Gethins (author of Nation to Nation: Scotland's…

Wed 28 Sep

£3–£25 / 0131 622 8218