Centre for the History of the Book

Special Event: Roundtable Discussion with Edinburgh Bookshops

A roundtable discussion with guest participants from local bookshops.

16 October 2015, 1-2pm
50 George Square, Project Room

Please join us for a special roundtable discussion with Edinburgh bookshops on Friday 16th October, 1-2pm, in the Project Room (1.06) at 50 George Square. All are welcome, and no booking is required.

The Centre for the History of the Book seminar is pleased to present a discussion with local booksellers on the history, present, and future of the bookshop in Edinburgh. How have bookshops responded to the advent of the e-book and the online marketplace? What kinds of creative, educational, and community partnerships do Edinburgh bookshops support? What will the bookshop of the future look like?


Marie Moser, owner, The Edinburgh Bookshop

- An award-winning friendly independent bookshop in heart of Brunsfield, Edinburgh, having previously won the 'UK Children's Bookshop of the Year 2014',  the 'Scottish Independent Bookshop of the Year 2014 & 2015' and the 'Scottish Independent Retail Award - Best Bookshop 2015'.

Ann Landmann, Events and Marketing Manager, Blackwell’s Bookshop, South Bridge

- At over 17,000 square feet and spread across three floors, Blackwell’s, South Bridge is recognised as one of Scotland’s finest bookshops and voted one of the top 50 bookshops in the UK: Independent 2012.

Derek Walker, McNaughtan’s Bookshop

- McNaughtan's Bookshop, established in 1957, is a second-hand and antiquarian bookshop in central Edinburgh, probably the longest established business of its kind in the city and a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

The session was chaired by Dr Katherine Inglis, Chancellor's Fellow - Lecturer.

Event recording

Roundtable discussion with Marie Moser, Derek Walker, Ann Landmann and Katherine Inglis