Tag Archives: Edinburgh

John Lothian (1802-1846)

Always a delight to come across an old print depicting a bookshop, particularly if it can be readily identified.  Here is a steel engraving of the “East Side of St. Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh”, engraved by James Johnstone of Edinburgh from … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Era

Away to Scotland for a rather special rare book trade occasion last week.  A retirement party for our old friend Elizabeth Strong (McNaughtan’s Bookshop) – not just a retirement party but also a welcome party for Derek and Anna Walker, … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Fair 2013

I don’t want to go on about the tramworks in Edinburgh – but haven’t they being going on a bit long themselves?  Even pedestrians are having to pilot their way through this sort of thing now.  But never mind – we … Continue reading

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Four Seasons

A fine Edinburgh morning – utterly clear and cloudless sky – sea bright and blue (you can just about see it from Elizabeth Strong’s kitchen window if you crane enough and stand on one leg).  Healthy breakfast with Elizabeth and … Continue reading

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Gathering of the Clans

My Glasgow hotel had a sort of Rennie Mackintosh theme – at least, that is, until you got to my room, which seemed to have disappeared down a wholly different avenue of Scottish art – think  Landseer in Monarch of … Continue reading

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