Topping & Company Booksellers
Topping & Company Booksellers, considered by The Telegraph to be one of Britain’s top independent bookshops, is the most recent bookstore to open in St. Andrews, having only arrived in 2014. Owned by Robert & Louise Topping, St. Andrews is one of three Topping bookshops. It is gorgeous, with tall bookshelves filled with the latest releases, many of them signed by the authors. They have cozy couches and tables to sit and read at, as well as a large selection of poetry collections and history books. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and they often offer free tea and coffee. They also host readings and signings; Alexander McCall-Smith read in December, and award winning investigative reported and Independent journalist Joanna Blythman is visiting on March 4th. Don Paterson & Jacob Polley will be joined by Annie Freud for their first monthly Poetry Night on April 7th. Lots to look forward to and they are open until 7:30pm, even on Sunday.