The Border Reader Bookshop

Welcome to the website of the Border Reader Bookshop

The Border Reader is a small secondhand bookshop set in a tranquil and picturesque spot between the Eildon Hills and the River Tweed, about two miles from Melrose in the Scottish Borders.

We have a relatively modest (around 5000) but very select stock of books, which includes:

quality fiction

wide range of non fiction

poetry, philosophy, the arts


as well as classical music CDs

Also within the old dairy farmhouse you will find a farm shop, a cafe serving light lunches, home baked cakes and a wide variety of teas and coffees, as well as furniture, antiques and local arts and crafts showrooms

For further information, please feel free to contact Frazer by e-mail or telephone on 01835 824597 with any enquiries

Or better still, pay us a visit; use the map below to locate us 35 miles south of Edinburgh and just 500 metres off the A68 Edinburgh road, but a world away from the daily rush

Summer Opening Hours: 10.30am to 5pm Daily

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