Armchair Books

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Armchair Books
72–74 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE
  • Telephone 0131 229 5927
  • Opening times 10am–6.30pm.
  • Seasonal times Open later in Aug; closed 25 & 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
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Divided over two premises, Armchair Books has been a favourite stop for bibliophiles for more than 15 years. The shop owners say their regulars 'appreciate the way the shop combines an eclectic stock with a sterling regard for the health and safety of its customers', which we find rather admirable, really. Number 72 West Port has an impressive stock of alphabetically arranged fiction, science fiction, poetry, myth, philosophy and Scottish interest. Number 74 contains mostly factual books, a strong selection of antiquarian tomes and a dizzying array of energy-efficient light bulbs. The shop mascot is a multilingual collie called Struan.

We're an old shop, which can make navigating the shelves a bit tricky for some! If you have any accessibility requirements, please feel free to email in advance of your visit or ask staff for assistance–we're always happy to help. (Please note: shop contains 2 internal steps, several narrow corridors, and rugs.)

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