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The Bookshop
Discover the riches in our Luckenbooths

The Bookshop

Our eclectic shop in the medieval luckenbooths of John Knox House has some of the best resources for stories and storytelling in Scotland.

We have staff favourites, classic collections and unique stories for children and adults.

We have a specialist collection of Scottish History books about John Knox, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Reformation in Scotland, alongside landscapes and local interest.

We also feature a rotating stock of artworks, CDs by traditional artists, postcards and greeting cards by local artists, keyrings and various oddities.

Standard Opening Times

• Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm
• Sundays (Jul & Aug only)
• Evenings during Storytelling Centre Performances

 

For enquiries about stock or any further information on our Bookshop, just get in touch.

 

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Stories Allways: Tales for Children's Well Being

Lindsay

StoriesALLWAYS 'telling tales for children's well-being' by Ruth Kirkpatrick An exciting new resource pack with stories, activities and CD's from one of Scotland's most innovative storytellers. Here for you to share are the tried and tested jewels from Ruth's treasure trove of experience. Inside you will find o A selection of engaging stories to promote well-being, relevant for anyone working with children; teachers, social workers, storytellers, nurses as well as parents. o 30 follow-on activities especially chosen to help develop social skills, Emotional Literacy, empathy, and Talking and Listening. o 2 CDs with the author telling stories from the book and original music by Jenny Gardner and Gica Loening o Advice on choosing, learning and telling a story Ruth has worked for the last 12 years successfully weaving together the strands of Social Work, Education and Storytelling. She has built a reputation as an inspiring trainer, engaging storyteller and leading pioneer in this field. 'After many years of being asked 'where can we get a good collection of traditional tales for children?' here they are!' Preface by Richard Holloway www.storiesallways.co.uk

Scottish Folktales for Children

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Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses

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Fife Folk Tales

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Dumfries & Galloway Folk Tales

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Viking Myths & Sagas

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Serpents & Werewolves

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Out of the Mouth of the Morning

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The Buke of the Howlat

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The GFG

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Alias MacAlias: Writings on Songs, Folk & Literature

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The Old Grey Magician: A Scottish Fionn Cycle

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Scotland’s Merlin: A Medieval Legend and its Dark Age Origins

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Skye the Puffling: A Baby Puffin’s Adventure

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The Secret of the Kelpie

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Argyll Folk Tales

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Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures, An

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Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks

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Wolf Notes and other Musical Mishaps

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First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts

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Maze Running and Other Magical Missions

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Pilgrim Guide to Scotland

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John Knox (paperback)

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Tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites

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147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell

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Tears for a Tinker

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The Accidental Time Traveller

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The Chicken Thief

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The Coming of the Unicorn

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The Dragon Stoorworm

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The Eejits

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The Flight of the Golden Bird

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The Folk Tales of Scotland

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The Man who Changed a Nation: The Life and Influence of John Knox 1514-1572

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The Reluctant Time Traveller

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The Selkie

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The Selkie Girl

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The Storyteller’s Way

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The Tale of Tam Linn

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The Town Below the Ground

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The Wee Seal

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There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie

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This is Edinburgh

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Uan the Little Lamb

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Way of the Wanderers

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Western Isles Folk Tales

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Winter’s Tales

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You Can’t Play Here

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You…

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Highland Myths and Legends

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History of the Reformation in Scotland

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Horrible Histories Edinburgh Gruesome Guides

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Horrible Histories Scotland

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Jessie’s Journey

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John Knox and the Reformation

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John Knox House

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John Knox: Man of Action

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John Knox: Scotland’s Great Reformer

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Katie in Scotland

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Lore of Scotland

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Lost Edinburgh

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Magnus

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Mary Queen of Scots

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Mary Queen of Scots and All That

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Me…

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Musical-Mouth

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Myths of the World

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No Such Thing as Nessie

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Of Dogs and Men

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On the Trail of Scotland’s Myths and Legends

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Orkney Folk Tales

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Photographs of Edinburgh

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Photographs of Scotland

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Picturing Scotland: Edinburgh

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Pilgrims of the Mist

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Red Rowans and Wild Honey

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Robert Burns and All That

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Robert Burns in Your Pocket

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Robert Burns: A Very Peculiar History

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Rocks in the River, David Livingstone’s People: A Scottish Miscellany

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Scotland the Brave Land: 10,000 Years of Scotland in Story

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Scotland, Myths and Legends

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Scotland: A Very Peculiar History Vol 1

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Scotland: A Very Peculiar History Vol 2

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Scotland’s Democracy Trail

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Scottish Traditional Tales

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Scottish Urban Myths and Ancient Legends

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Scottish Words: A Very Peculiar History

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Shetland Islands Folk Tales

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Sometimes…

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Stories Allways: Tales for Children’s Well Being

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Stories from Scotland

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Stories of the Stranger: Encounters with exiles and outsiders

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Storytelling for a Greener World: Environment, Community and Story-Based Learning

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Storytelling School, The : Handbook for Teachers

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StoryWorld

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Storyworld – Tales from the Haunted House

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Tales from the Tent

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Tales of Edinburgh Castle

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Tales of Loch Ness

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Tales of the Picts

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Tales on the Tongue – Book and CD

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Tall Tales from an Island

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A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths & Legends

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A Pocket History of Scotland

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A Traveller in Two Worlds Vol 1

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A Traveller in Two Worlds Vol. 2; The Tinker and the Student

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A Traveller’s Life

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A Wee Guide to Mary Queen of Scots

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Aberdeenshire Folk Tales

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An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk Tales

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Arthur’s Seat: Journeys and Evocations

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Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles

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Ballad of the Five Marys

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Bonny Collier Lads and Lassies: Songs of Scottish Coalmining

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Borne on the Carrying Stream: The Legacy of Hamish Henderson

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Calton Hill: Journeys and Evocations

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Celtic Sea Stories

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Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

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Edinburgh Old Town Journeys and Evocations

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Edinburgh Old Town Pilgrims Way

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Edinburgh: A Three-Dimensional Expanding City Skyline

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Edinburgh: A Very Peculiar History

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Everything…

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Forever…

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Freedom and Faith

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Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh

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Girls, Goddesses and Giants: Tales of Heroines from around the World

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Greyfriars Bobby

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Harry the Highlander: Up the Glen

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Highland Folk Tales

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