Voltaire & Rousseau

Top Ten Bookshops in Glasgow

Voltaire and Rousseau by Neil Scott

With the Aye Write book festival in full swing, we thought it would worth putting together a list of the ten best bookshops in Glasgow. You will be able to flick through old or new — but always resonably priced — books, buy the latest from authors featured in the festival or get out of your comfort zone and read something marvellous and unexpected.

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Timorous Beasties

Boutique Glasgow: Shopping in the West End

Great Western Road, Glasgow by Patrn

The West End of Glasgow is full of boutiques and specialist shops. I will be drawing you a couple of routes to take on a daytrip. Don’t worry, though, as this is not a work out, I’ll be making various coffee, cake and dinner stops.

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Argyll Arcade

The Style Mile

Passersby by Laura Gonzalez

Every morning I take the same route for my walk from home to work. This ritual, of no more than half an hour in duration, takes me through three of the main shopping streets in Glasgow: from Argyle Street to Buchanan Street, and thence to the unpronounceable Sauchiehall Street (so-key-hall). This route is known as the style mile, the golden ‘z’, a paradise for shoppers.

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