The Gently Mad Edinburgh Bookbinder and Bookseller
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~ Antiques ~
Caithness Paperweight
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Antiques & Collectables
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Book Tokens &
Bookbinding Tokens
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~ Bird Prints ~
19th century hand-coloured bird print by F.O. Morris
19th century
hand-coloured prints
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  ~ selling your old books? ~


We are always looking to buy antiquarian books, children's illustrated books, books on architecture, art, history, natural history, occult & esoterica, Scottish interest, collectable first editions, limited editions, leather bindings, signed books, Folio Society, private press, hand-written manuscripts and letters of importance, pre-1945 postcards, prints, engravings, maps, ephemera. We also buy interesting curios and antiques.


We do not buy the following books : law & politics, encyclopaedias, modern dictionaries, paerback books (unless special and signed), toddler books, coffee table books, and books published by Reader's Digest and Heron Books

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  ~ bringing books to our shop? ~

If you are bringing books to our shop to sell then it is always best to give us a quick ring on one of the numbers below, so we know to expect you.

We can come and view books but we only do this for large collections of books you may be wanting to sell.

The Gently Mad Book Shop and Bookbinding in Edinburgh

The Gently Mad
2 Summer Place
(near the Botanic Gardens)

0131 261 6028 / 07702 592972


11am - 6pm 7 days a week
~ Featured ~
Leather onlay for Mervyn Peake's Alice
A leather onlay for Mervyn Peake's Alice
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~ Mini-binding ~
Miniature leather bound boo by The Gently Mad Bookbinder
To see our gallery
of work
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~ Dutch Onlay ~
Leather only for Dutch Fairy Tale Book
Example of Baz's
leather onlay work
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~ Egg & Flour ~
egg and flour used in bookbinding
We use eggs and flour in all our fine leather bindings but we dont bake them!
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The Gently Mad : 2 Summer Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NR : 0131 261 6028 / 07702592972