New Waterstones bookshop in the west end of Glasgow

New Waterstones west end Glasgow
New Waterstones west end Glasgow

Avid readers will be delighted to hear that Waterstones has opened a new bookshop in the West End of Glasgow.

The store on Byres Road, near the Botanic Gardens, opened on Saturday (August 22) with a weekend of special events including a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

It has two floors with over 12,000 books as well as a cafe.

The book chain has restored former fruit and vegetable shop Roots and Fruits which had been vacant for years.

The bookshop has the largest children’s department in the West End also stocks art and cookbooks, history and fiction and an extensive selection of graphic novels and manga titles.

Catriona Morrison, Waterstones commercial manager for Scotland, said: “The West End has such a vibrant mix of residents; it’s full of people who love great art, music and literature.

“Byres Road itself is such a busy and important meeting place for the local community, we’re looking forward to meeting their needs in our beautiful new bookshop and those of the many students and tourists that visit each year.

“We’ll be looking to support local events and will be bringing authors and groups of readers together in the West End to cement Byres Road’s reputation as a local cultural hub.”

The cafe will be suppled with smoothies from Martha’s in the city centre, and cakes and pastries will be provided by Big Bear Bakery in Hillington.