Looking Glass Books
Nestled in amongst the residential and office blocks of the Quartermile development adjacent to the Meadows is Looking Glass Books, a café/bookshop combo named in homage to the eponymous heroine of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The space is custom made for cosy hideaways on rainy Edinburgh afternoons with its bunting decor, checkered floor and curated selections of travel, history, YA, and new fiction. Take a cuppa back to one of the luxurious armchairs and wallow amongst the eclectic audience of bookworms who regularly drop into the shop. Additionally, Looking Glass schedules regular author talks and book club events. Flying visitors can also shop for quaint literary-themed gifts, so make sure to pick up that Penguin Books jacket cover mug for your niece’s birthday while you’re there.
Opening Hours: Sat – Thurs: 9am – 6pm
36 Simpson Loan, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, +44 131 229 2902