Friday Finds – Bookshops

This week I found details of some independent bookshops in the Scottish Borders – The Borders Book Trail:

I’ve visited just two of them – The Main Street Trading Company at St Boswells and Latimer Books at Kelso, both lovely bookshops, well worth visiting. The Main Street bookshop has the additional attraction of a café and gift shop.

I hope to look up the other bookshops as well, especially the wonderfully named Founditatlast Bookshop whose address is The Middle of Nowhere (actually it’s near Kelso). This is a secondhand bookshop spread over four floors with thousands of books on practically any subject.

Then there is The CobbyShop, also near Kelso, selling secondhand children’s books and postcards, three bookshops in Melrose, one in Peebles and lastly, by no means least, Last Century Books in Innerleithen. More details on The Borders Book Trail website. (By the way, I’m not getting commission from any of these shops, just in case you were wondering!)

A Friday Finds post.

5 thoughts on “Friday Finds – Bookshops

  1. What a charming map, and I do envy you your book shops. In Denmark book shops with books and any kind of charm are very far between. The best are probably the large second-hand shops; they are often owned by people who really love storing treasures on the shelves.


  2. Hi Maragaret,

    I love the map and I love the sound of the ‘Founditatlast’ bookshop.

    We have a large secondhand book seller near to us, in Somerset, but it is more like a warehouse building, so not very pleasing to look at, either inside or outside.

    They do however have a tremendous amount of stock crammed on the shelves, albeit that some of it seems very expensive. We spent 3 hours there and didn’t even finish the ground floor!!!


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