An absolutely amazing bookshop! It has a fabulous slection of books as well as a good selection of DVD's and CD's. The magazines are the reason I spend far too much money there as they have the best magazine selction in edinburgh, including lots and lots of american imports.
There is also a starbucks cafe and toilets (which tend to be rather nasty-try marks and spencer also at the fort if you need to go!!).
I love this book shop as it has a comprehensive non fiction section. The shop also has a good selection of DVDs and a so so selection of music.
Cafe upstairs is a good place to relax with your purchases.
I love Borders books and this is my local branch.
It is located to the south of Edinburgh at Fort Kinnaird retail park and its possible to sometimes park your car right outside the storehowever if its busy, and at this time of year it invariably is, be ready to park further away!
The store is on two levels and has an extensive magazine selection at the front, along with best selling books.
I particularly like how Borders sell American magazines and while they aren't cheap, I find some of them a welcome relief to some of their British counterparts - there always seems to be far more to read in American magazines I find!
Books are set out by genre and by and large are easy to find. My only complaint is the fact there is no separate biography section so this can make finding some non-fiction books tricky, however there are always staff members on hand to help you.
The childrens' department is fantastic and my daughter is always happy to stay here while I browse the rest of the store. You can get the most basic of baby book here right up to an excellent selection of fiction aimed at teenagers.
Borders also sells CDs and DVDs. I never find these to be particularly cheap, but they are good for picking up some more obscure titles that may not be available in other stores.
Lastly there is a lovely coffee shop upstairs in Borders which is the perfect place to go to if you want to rest your weary legs and unwind.
Borders is my favouritie bookshop in Edinburgh and I recommend it to all.
Loads of books at decent prices. Great place for Christmas presents. Even somewhere for a coffee to read your latest purchase!
Borders has almost everything, and if they don't have what you want, they'll get it for you. The staff are nice and patient and once managed to find what I wanted from a Christian name and a vague description. Their DVD section is a bit over priced but they have a damn good sale. It's worth popping back in regularly during their clearance as eventually the DVD's go as low as a pound. The coffee shop is nice and the children's section has a lovely carpet. They hold regular events and donate to local causes. It's magazine selection is fab and I think that they are the only people in Edinburgh who stock certain titles.
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