The Best Choice for Scottish Books, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is no ordinary bookseller. Set up to showcase and sell Scottish-interest books, the site combines bookselling and interesting, newsy content. With readers from Paisley to Prague, and contributions from academics, authors, publishers and customers, is the comprehensive e-portal for Scottish books, literature and writing.


Bookspotting free app

Bookspotting is a new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland. Bookspotting is a tool for discovering Scottish-interest books - from old favourites to the latest reads - making the most of the functions built in to the smartphone in your pocket

New This Month


Our recommended books for October.


Some new faces on our list of authors: Mandy Haggith, J. David Simons, Victoria Hendry and Lesley McDowell.

Some of our authors

Author of the Month

Daniela Sacerdoti is an Italian-born schoolteacher and writer who has lived in Scotland for over ten years. She was born in Naples and raised in a small village in the Italian Alps, and she studied Classics at the University of Turin. Her great-uncle was the renowned Italian writer Carlo Levi.

Daniela now lives in Glasgow and has seen wonderful success with her YA Sarah Midnight series, a children's book and several adult fiction titles. Her latest novel Take Me Home is now available.

Featured Publisher

Handspring Publishing Logo

Read all about Scotland's new professional health publisher Handspring Publishing. Their books cater to osteopaths, massage therapists, Pilates teachers, physiotherapists, and other professionals all of whom use touch or movement to help patients achieve wellness.

Maps of Scottish Books, Authors, Publishers and Festivals

A small map of Scotland

Our exclusive maps of Scottish Books, Authors, Publishers and Festivals brings together information on the settings of Scottish books - from Shetland to the Borders; the home towns of Scottish authors; the locations of our literary festivals, and much more. We also reach further afield, to highlight Scottish literary connections around the world.

Scottish Books in History

Scottish Books in History Hourglass

Scottish Books in History is ideal for all historically-minded readers. We've prepared pages on Scottish Books in History, with lists of fiction set in different time periods. We've started with 20th century Scottish fiction, with lists of WWI and WWII fiction. Also look out for Jacobite Fiction, the Victorian Era, the Romans in Scotland and much more.

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Book of the Month


Walter Scott

£8.99 £6.74

Waverley remains a popular read 200 years after it's original publication.

Children's Choice

Cover scan of Thor Is Locked In My Garage!

Thor Is Locked In My Garage!

Robert J. Harris

£5.99 £4.49

Loki is determined to conquer the universe and will stop at NOTHING to get his way.

Authors at Dundee Lit Festival

Cover scan of The Book Of Strange New Things

The Book Of Strange New Things

Michel Faber

£20.00 £15.00

Cover scan of The Eagle's Way

The Eagle's Way

Jim Crumley

£12.99 £11.04

Cover scan of Scotland '74

Scotland '74

Richard Gordon

£11.99 £10.19