The Booksellers

There’s not much science to bookselling, except perhaps chemistry between a person and a book! All of our booksellers are avid readers and have a say in what books are kept in the bookshop: we influence each other constantly and are always swapping recommendations amongst ourselves as well as with the public. We like to think this creates bookshelves full of mixed tastes and reading habits, and booksellers who constantly feel inspired to read and encourage others to do likewise. 

Julie Danskin

Bookshop Manager

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Julie Danskin ended up in a bookselling career without ever intending to, and couldn’t be happier about it. After dabbling in publishing and academia, she loves recommending books to anyone who will listen, so is probably now in the right job. She also writes articles, poetry and short stories, enjoys calligraphy and daydreaming about the next time she can visit Berlin.

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Annie Rutherford

Senior Bookseller

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Annie Rutherford is a writer, editor and translator based in Edinburgh, albeit with frequent stints in Germany. She’s programme co-ordinator for StAnza, Scotland’s international poetry festival, and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Far Off Places. In her spare time, she’s the sidekick to a literary vigilante and she can spot a misplaced apostrophe at a distance of 50 yards.

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Sam Kitchener

Bookseller

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Sam is a freelance writer, for the Telegraph, the Spectator, the Literary Review, the Economist‘s 1843 Magazine, the Independent, and Apollo Magazine. His short stories have appeared in the Junket, and he is currently trying to finish his first novel. He also sets the monthly film quiz at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. His bookselling previous includes working for Daunt Books.

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Alice Tarbuck

Bookseller

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Alice is a writer, academic and editor. She’s currently completing a PhD in contemporary Scottish poetry at the University of Dundee, and is part of Edinburgh women’s writing collective 12. From the moment she could read, she’s been foisting her opinions about books onto the world, and loves nothing more than finding someone their new favourite book.

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Chris Young

Children's Bookseller

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Ever since she was little and learned she was named after a fictional character (Chris Guthrie from Sunset Song), Chris has been fascinated with how we read and write. She is particularly interested in picture books but loves anything to do with writing for children. In her spare time, she makes and sells linocut prints, specialising in illustrations of old or forgotten fairytales.

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