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 Post subject: Children's bookshops - Edinburgh and Durham?
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2017, 22:53 
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I am going to Edinburgh for a couple of nights a week on Sunday and I am also going to travel through to Durham on the Monday.

I know Edinburgh quite well and used to visit the children's bookshop on the Royal Mile which closed down three or so years back.

I see that Fidra used to own a bookshop but it has new owners now. Does anyone know if it is still open, please?

I hardly know Durham at all. I only visited it for a few hours years ago. Does anyone know of any children's bookshops there, please? Also, any other places of interest - scenic, museums, art galleries?

Thank you very much for any help and I hope I am not posting out of place.


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 Post subject: Re: Children's bookshops - Edinburgh and Durham?
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 14:54 
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That sounds a very enjoyable prospect, Audrey - I haven't been to either place for several years, so I've not got the most up-to-date knowledge, but I think I'm right in saying that Durham has only a few bookshops, and the only one that sells second-hand books is the (quite large) Oxfam bookshop (there's also a Waterstones, I think, if you want GGBP). It's a fairly compact place, so you'd spot any children's bookshops if I'm wrong. What to see? The Cathedral, which is arguably the best Norman example in the country (and you can sometimes climb the tower); the Castle (only available by tour); lovely walks along the river; there's a museum and heritage centre in St Mary-le-Bow church.

Have a good time, and let us know how you get on!


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 Post subject: Re: Children's bookshops - Edinburgh and Durham?
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 17:41 
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Thank you very much for replying Noreen. I am looking forward to Durham and especially the Cathedral and I will check out some more of the places you mentioned.

I had written to the Edinburgh bookshop and they have replied to say they will be open so I am looking forward to going there.

I am also going to the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh on the Tuesday. I love the Alison books by Sheila Stuart but there are about three I cannot get hold of/afford. I have ordered them to read in the library reading room. I doubt if I will manage all three but might manage two. I have done this before! Some people will think me mad but I will enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Children's bookshops - Edinburgh and Durham?
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 17:58 
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Sounds a jolly good idea to me, Audrey. Good luck with the reading, and let's hope that at some point Fidra publish the ones you don't have. I'm slightly surprised that they haven't done more of hers, to be honest...


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 Post subject: Re: Children's bookshops - Edinburgh and Durham?
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have done this before! Some people will think me mad but I will enjoy!


Not mad at all - very sensible.


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 Post subject: Re: Children's bookshops - Edinburgh and Durham?
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Noreen wrote:
Sounds a jolly good idea to me, Audrey. Good luck with the reading, and let's hope that at some point Fidra publish the ones you don't have. I'm slightly surprised that they haven't done more of hers, to be honest...


As far as I know only Witch's Cave which I had already and Christmas. I was delighted with Christmas when it was re-published by Fidra as I had never even read it before. It is now one of my favourites.


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 Post subject: Re: Children's bookshops - Edinburgh and Durham?
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JS wrote:
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have done this before! Some people will think me mad but I will enjoy!


Not mad at all - very sensible.


I also think so!


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 Post subject: Re: Children's bookshops - Edinburgh and Durham?
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Seems like a jolly good idea to me!


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