Topping & Company Booksellers opening Edinburgh Branch
by Rebecca Raeburn
5 September 2019
Edinburgh’s thriving bookshop scene is getting a new addition: Topping & Company on Blenheim Place.
Taking the place of a Grade A listed William Playfair building, Topping & Co promises a full programme of events and a shop with space for 70,000 titles. This branch is part of the family of Topping Books, which are already firm favourites in Bath, Ely and St Andrews.
Known for its quality curation, strong events programme and rolling ladders, this new independent giant will be amongst the largest in Scotland.
Director Hugh Topping spoke about preparing to become part of Edinburgh as a City of Literature, as the team get everything ready for customers:
"We’re delighted to become part of the literary scene in Edinburgh. We’re currently shelving thousands of books on our handcraft wooden bookcases as fast as possible and look forward to welcoming everyone into this beautiful Playfair building."
The shop has already been setting out its stall with events throughout August 2019, including an event with Val McDermid, where the Queen of Crime discussed her new thriller How the Dead Speak. Future speakers include Robert Harris talking about his historical novel The Second Sleep and Ambrose Parry (AKA Christopher Brookmyre and partner Dr Marisa Maetzman) chatting about The Art of Dying.
Topping & Company Booksellers is due to open later this month, but head to their website for more information and upcoming events.