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 March.

This month's highlights covers


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

Photo of Kirsty Logan by Monkeytwizzle

Kirsty Logan is an award-winning Scottish author who is very active on the literary scene. Currently undertaking the Dr. Gavin Wallace fellowship, her writing is reaching wider audiences to great acclaim. Kirsty's collection The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales is published in March 2014.

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.


Valerie Campbell

The Caithness Influence celebrates men and women from the region who have seen great achievement in their area of expertise. Valerie Campbell kindly agreed to an interview to give us a wee bit more insight into some of the people featured in the book and her research methods.

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

A Good Death

H. L. Davis

£9.99 £7.49

An elegant tale of murder, seduction, vengeance, and the value of a good friendship.

Children's Choice

Cover of Attack Of The Giant Robot Chickens

Attack Of The Giant Robot Chickens

Alex McCall

£5.99 £4.49

Why did the chicken cross the road? TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!

Women Writers

Cover scan of The Accidental

The Accidental

Ali Smith

£8.99 £6.74

Cover scan of Life After Life

Life After Life

Kate Atkinson

£7.99 £5.99

Cover scan of Buddha Da

Buddha Da

Anne Donovan

£8.99 £6.74