Ideally located near The Meadows, Looking Glass Books is a cafe/book shop with quirky chessboard interiors, a great selection of books and some fairly decent coffee. Every time I visit, the place is filled with fellow book nerds getting their caffeine/ literary fix for the day. Along with being super stylish on the inside, they are well known for hosting author talks and book groups. You can find out more about these on their website, or by liking their Facebook page where upcoming events are posted.... they'll even let you know when an author just happens to pop in to sign books too. On my recent visit, I managed to walk away having bought only one book (shhh, don't tell my flat mates as they think I've already got too many books **scoff- there's no such thing as too many books!**)- but I've found several others to put on my reading list.
If you're a) a book nerd, b) a caffeine addict and c) a supporter of independent businesses, then you have to get yourself to Looking Glass Books..... probably before I buy all of their stock or drink all of their coffee....
36 Simpson Loan,
Edinburgh, EH3 9GG
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