Book Festival Bookshops

We run our own independent bookshops during the Festival. Every penny of profit from our book sales goes straight back towards the maintenance and development of the Book Festival.


 The Bookshop

Open daily from 9.30am to 10.00pm
Explore thousands of titles from Book Festival authors and beyond including Scottish interest books, British and international fiction and non-fiction, comics and graphic novels and titles for young adults.

Baillie Gifford Children's Bookshop

Open daily from 9.30am to 8.30pm
Our fully stocked bookshop entirely devoted to children and catering to all ages and tastes includes picture books, fiction, non-fiction, comics and graphic novels as well as a large selection for teenagers. There’s plenty of space to browse at a leisurely pace and a reading area to help you choose.

The Bookshop on George Street

Open daily from 9.30am to 10.00pm
Books by Festival authors across a wide range of subjects and genres are available alongside many others from Scottish and international writers. Pop in for a browse and enjoy the free activities in our drop-in space at the rear of the shop.

Book Signings

Authors sign copies of their books after their events. Book signings take place in the Signing Tents in Charlotte Square Gardens and on George Street, The Bookshop and the Baillie Gifford Children’s Bookshop. Please check the venue boards outside each venue for the signing schedule.