Bookshops and Suppliers
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Order books online
Blackwell's is a major UK bookseller, specialising in academic and professional titles. There is a branch in Edinburgh.
Waterstones - There are also several branches in Edinburgh
Hive - Supporting local bookshops. Collection is available from a local bookshop and Hive donates a percentage of sales to your chosen bookshop.
Amazon - Bibliographic details of books often include useful reviews.
Out of print books
If a title is out of print, try one of these specialist search services.
Abebooks - Search 13,000 booksellers selling 70 million books. Includes the facility to limit your search to the UK.
Amazon - Try their Advanced Search.
Try contacting the publisher direct if you cannot find your required book for sale. Publisher sites are also another useful way to identify forthcoming and newly published titles in a particular subject area.
Bookshops in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a wealth of independent bookshops. Many organise events and most offer click and collect or delivery. Look out for student discounts. There are also plenty of secondhand and charity bookshops in Edinburgh.
Below are a selection of Edinburgh bookshops:
Armchair Books - secondhand books
Avizandum - specialist law bookshop
The Edinburgh Bookshop - close to Merchiston campus
Lighthouse Books - Edinburgh's Radical bookshop
Textbook rental and subscriptionsThese suppliers can provide rental or subscription access to textbooks
VitalSource - rental of electronic textbooks
Perlego - subscription service