A Proper Introduction for You to the Folk from Books in Scotland
Thank you for dropping by! Books in Scotland was built, edited and written by Bill Marshall, with writing and sub-editing from Pauline Lamond Sharp; two life-long book enthusiasts based in Edinburgh, who have over 60 years of experience between them in the book trade, primarily with that famous and much-missed Edinburgh institution, James Thin Booksellers. Bill started the Thins web site, one of the first commercial book web sites in the World, back in 1994, and was joined by Pauline a few years later as international enthusiasm for the site increased.
Since Thin's sad demise in 2002, they have held on to the dream of a definitive Scottish book resource and saleroom; promoting the vibrant new literary talent in Scotland, keeping tabs on your favourites, and tapping in to Scotland's rich heritage of literature, art, imagination, invention ... and rebellion!
Career and family needs have delayed our bringing this to you until now. We hope that as Books in Scotland satisfies our cravings, it will likewise satisfy yours!
The Future of Books in Scotland
We're still building a database which is naturally going to be vast, so for the moment it won't cover every Scottish-related book, but we'll try to cover as many of the important, as well as the niche, ones as possible. We won't be regurgitating publisher's blurbs if we can avoid it, but will try to give genuine reviews and personal reactions to the books we read. We'll also have guest reviewers whose opinions we trust and we'll welcome input from other enthusiasts for Scottish books and writers.
Once we have a good list for you of 'in print' books, we'll be providing a separate list of Antiquarian and secondhand works from the specialist Scottish booksellers, so you can complete collections and explore the printed word of times past.
Suggestions and criticism from our clients are most welcome - just email us
Bill, and Px,
Books in Scotland