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The Old Children's Bookshelf

Priorwood East Wing | Melrose, Scottish Borders, Edinburgh TD6 9EG, Scotland
+44 1896 822390
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A "Destination" or simply a rainy day delight.

It was a rainy Sunday in June. What I wanted to see was closed. A mood of "Why does Scotland hate... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2015
wasvisiting
My favourite bookshop

I visit nearly every time I am in Edinburgh and don't think I've ever left empty-handed. The... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2014
Helen M
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 Sep 2015
“A "Destination" or simply a rainy day delight.”
17 Jun 2014
“My favourite bookshop”
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Priorwood East Wing | Melrose, Scottish Borders, Edinburgh TD6 9EG, Scotland
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+44 1896 822390
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

It was a rainy Sunday in June. What I wanted to see was closed. A mood of "Why does Scotland hate tourists?" gripped me. This specialty bookstore cheered me up. I saw books from my childhood, of my older siblings, my parents and grandparents childhoods!...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I visit nearly every time I am in Edinburgh and don't think I've ever left empty-handed. The difficulty is deciding what to leave behind as I'm usually flying with hand luggage only!

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Intended for adults (Old Children) rather than kiddies, this little shop on the Royal Mile is packed with children's books, annuals, periodicals and comics from the past. Girls (of a certain age) will remember Girls Crystal, School Friend, Girl: old boys will recall Hotspur, Rover,...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

Large selection of children's books well displayed. However prices were high and the lady serving? Owner was haughty and unfriendly. Very off putting and intimidating. Pity as it soiled what would have been a lovely browse

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Reviewed 8 May 2012

The Old Children's Bookshelf is a quaint little bookshop situated on Edinburgh's Royal Mile which specialises in second hand children's books. It has a fascinating collection of out of print authors at reasonable prices. If you like school stories from the 1940s or the historical...More

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