Word Power Books


Word Power Books

Greta Garbo's Feet & Other Stories

Meaghan Delahunt


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Demanding Democracy

Christopher Silver


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From Boy to Man

Colin Kirkwood


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The Sands of Time

Greta Kirkwood Andresen


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The Day has come: A new chapter for Edinburgh's radical bookshop!

Elaine has hung up her bookselling boots, but the bookshop lives on with a new owner!

Worry not: the bookshop on West Nicolson Street will remain true to the legacy Elaine and the Word Power community has worked so hard to build. We will continue to be unapologetically political, we will celebrate diversity of thought and expression, and encourage readers to engage with ideas both from the margins and mainstream.

Though we'll be staying true to the spirit of Word Power, we do need a wee lick of paint, and some armchairs and a boiler for the free coffee to come. So, the bookshop will be closed for a couple of weeks as we make our transition - doors will open again on April 24th and our official relaunch will take place in the bookshop in early May, all are welcome!

Keep an eye out for regular updates on twitter and facebook, do shoot us any questions you have -and if you fancy wielding a paintbrush, lugging books around or sharing a cuppa do swing by and join in!


I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause… It shall ultimately prevail... It shall finally triumph.  Thomas Muir, 1793
In an age of increasingly timid and poorly-supplied chain bookshops, everyone should be glad that Word Power exists. A. L. Kennedy


The Online Bookshop
Our website is also be getting a refurb, we'll keep you posted on developments but in the meantime book searches are possible, but online ordering is on hold. Apologies for the inconvenience!