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armchair books grassmarket

Fancy a good read?  Head to Armchair Books which is a second hand and antiquarian book shop which is a little gem in the already delightful area of Grassmarket. As soon as you walk in you’re lovingly punched in the face with that aroma of books–not the “new” ebooks smell, but that old, beloved smell that comes from books that have been owned and loved before. Then you take in the walls… Read More

still life

Still Life is a traditional Edinburgh Shop in candlemaker row with original paintings, prints & curios. “Desirabilia is a word everyone knows the meaning of: it is not in the standard dictionaries of English, yet it is understood instantly. Desirabilia is what I sell…” This place is incredible. I mean, I’ve never been big on antiques, it’s not my thing. But some of the things in Still Life make you want to… Read More