Locations β†’ Glasgow

18 Bookstores In Glasgow πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

These are 18 of the best bookstores in Glasgow. The best bookstore is Waterstones. Here is the list of Glasgow bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Waterstones

"A must for books lovers! The only book chain that has the best offer of printed books still, unlike all bookshops in the USA and Canada… Waterstones resists selling digital books, and as I love my Kindle, I appreciate visiting a great book shop, and buying printed editions."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 2,248 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW, United Kingdom

2. Waterstones

"The most beautiful bookstore I've ever seen! Amazing number of books and magazines, lovely interior dΓ©cor, with a coffee shop inside. A real pleasure to spend time in this store, even if you don't intend to buy anything."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,526 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 174-176 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8BT, United Kingdom

3. Waterstones

"Went with hubby to buy his once a year book for the holidays. They have an amazing amount of books.Staff were really friendly. Helped point us in the right direction for his choice of genre. Successful shopping trip."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 708 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Fort Retail Park, 30B, Glasgow G34 9DL, United Kingdom

4. Waterstones

"As always a great atmosphere for buying books. Good cafe as well."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 458 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 351-355 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AU, United Kingdom

5. Voltaire & Rousseau Bookshop

"Visiting Voltaire and Rousseau Bookstore with your son is an experience like no other. The stacks of books tower high, each one a potential hidden gem waiting to be discovered. The cozy atmosphere and friendly staff make browsing a joy. And let's not forget the resident cat, who adds to the charm. It's a place where you can easily lose track of time as you immerse yourself in the written word. If you're a book lover, this store is a must-visit. Whether you're searching for a specific title or just want to get lost in a good read, Voltaire and Rousseau won't disappoint."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 253 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 12 - 14 Otago Ln, Glasgow G12 8PB, United Kingdom

6. Category Is Books

"An absolute joy to visit! This queer bookshop is full of amazing reads, and staff are very knowledgeable and can recommend if needed. I loved that it is very connected to the community. Carries on the tradition of queer-themed pins and zines as well. Well worth a visit! Can't wait to go back."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 177 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 34 Allison St, Glasgow G42 8NN, United Kingdom

7. Pauline Books & Media

"Excellent choice inside the shop good prices also staff very helpful"

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 151 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 36 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow G1 4DF, United Kingdom

8. Calton Books Ltd

"Fantastic little book shop. Well worth a visit. Owner is very knowledgeable.He sells an illustrated version of Ragged Trousered Philanthropists which I had never seen before and looks excellent."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 117 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 159 London Rd, Glasgow G1 5BX, United Kingdom

9. Hyndland Bookshop

"Always interesting choices of fiction.and non fiction books. Good for children's books too."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 101 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 143 Hyndland Rd, Glasgow G12 9JA, United Kingdom

10. Thistle Books

"The shop has such a nice atmosphere in it and there are so many books! I bought 3 books and it was really cheap I definitely recommend going here, there's also a really wide range of books and there's even music sheetsIt's really nice I really recommend buying from here, there was also music playing when I went and it smells nice"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 99 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 55 Otago St, Glasgow G12 8PQ, United Kingdom

11. John Smith's Bookshop

"A lovely experience in the heart of the university area. Pleasant atmosphere for browsing some fine books. Good foreign language section. Nice greetings cards. Plus an opportunity to wander through the university campus."

  • ⭐️ 4.3 Rating
  • πŸ“° 92 Reviews
  • πŸ“ The Fraser Building University of Glasgow, 65 Hillhead St, Glasgow G12 8QF, United Kingdom

12. Young's Interesting Books

"Such an amazing book shop. From your favourite authors to antique finds, you can get lost in all the hidden gems here.I found a beautiful wee old poem book and the owners managed to locate the missing book in the set for me! Lots of knowledge and happy to answer any questions and divulge information and history about the books.Highly recommend.The only improvement would be a comfy armchair for me to spend more time here."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 48 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 18 Skirving St, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3AB, United Kingdom

13. Good Press

"Very lovely shop! I bought beautiful canvas bag here as a gift for my friend☺️"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 44 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 32 St. Andrews St, Glasgow G1 5PD, United Kingdom

14. Caledonia Books

"It’s a lovely used book store with lots to discover and dig through. It’s on a street with plenty coffee shops and food places so makes for an excellent stroll on an afternoon :)"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 40 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 483 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HL, United Kingdom

15. Waterstones

"A Books heaven with a Vast selection of books, it's very well organized making finding what your looking for an easy task, staff are very welcoming and friendly, always ready to assist.*Google pay is available."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 28 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Unit 9B Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow G53 6AG, United Kingdom

16. The Gallery Bookshop

"lovely little bookshop, right around the corner from where we were staying. such a good selection of books that i’d never seen before, and the bags you are mega! if you’re looking for something new to read, and want to see a selection of books you haven’t seen before definitely give it a visit! also a proper cute little photo gallery downstairs with some amazing photography workπŸ”₯"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 21 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 57 Glassford St, Glasgow G1 1UB, United Kingdom

17. Burning House Books

"An incredible little place, well-worth the trip, both for the warm welcome and the book selection. I left with three books, including one recommended by the staff (not Aimee, who was on leave; sorry I didn’t catch your name!), all of which were great reads, and could have happily left with half a dozen more. Can’t recommend enough, and will be back!"

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 11 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 446 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BZ, United Kingdom

18. Aye-aye Books

"Lovely bookstore. Found so many heart-felt children’s picture books. Very small but extraordinary selection!"

  • ⭐️ 3.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 13 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD, United Kingdom