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BookNook – Century General Store

This week marks a turning point in my time at The Student, being just about to make the leap from writer to editor. As such, I wanted to take the opportunity to mention one final, favourite BookNook of mine. Last semester, I received a lot of café recommendations from my fellow students. By no stretch […]

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BookNook: Elephants and Bagels

BookNook is a weekly feature in which Fiona Grew shares her favourite spots around Edinburgh to enjoy a good read. Does anyone else have the Week 10 blues? I’m not sure if that is even a thing but I’ve got them. I’ve had one of those weeks where you feel like you are constantly screaming […]

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BookNook: The Storytelling Cafe

BookNook is a weekly feature in which Fiona Grew shares her favourite spots around  Edinburgh to enjoy a good read. As a Theology student in Edinburgh, I hear a lot about John Knox. In fact, there is even an intimidating statue of him in the courtyard outside of New College – he stares down on […]

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BookNook: The Crags/The Salisbury Arms

BookNook is a weekly feature in which Fiona Grew shares her favourite spots around Edinburgh to enjoy a good read. Last night I sat in the long grass on the back of Salisbury Crags watching the spectacular Meadowbank Stadium fireworks. It was bonfire night, the grass came up to my waist (when standing) and there […]

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BookNook: The Treehouse Cafe

BookNook is a weekly feature in which Fiona Grew shares her favourite spots around Edinburgh to enjoy a good read. Every week I sit down for an hour, with some form of caffeine (or ‘liquid gold’ as my colleague calls coffee) within easy reach of my right hand, to write BookNook and invariably end up […]

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BookNook: The Scottish Cafe

BookNook is a weekly feature in which Fiona Grew shares her favourite spots around Edinburgh to enjoy a good read. “I liked the library before it was cool to be here,” exclaimed a friend of mine when I ran into him in the HUB last week. Unable to find a seat, he was disgruntled to […]

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BookNook: Waterstones

BookNook is a weekly feature in which Fiona Grew shares her favourite spots around Edinburgh to enjoy a good read I have a confession to make. I already have an all-time favourite armchair in an all-time favourite café in Edinburgh but I’ve been putting off writing about it for a couple of weeks, because I […]

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BookNook: Blackbird

BookNook is a weekly feature in which Fiona Grew shares her favourite spots around Edinburgh to enjoy a good read. “Lovely day for a mojito,” the barman says as he’s mashing together that perfect combination of Bacardi, lime, sugar and fresh mint for me. Mojito’s are my favourite cocktail – they remind me of my […]