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    The Merchiston English Department and Spawforth Library will do all of our book-buying from now on from the brilliant, Bruntsfield-based Bookshop. This will help us get not just beautiful, sometimes signed, books from a local, independently-run business but also help us to expand our offering of author visits and reading and writing workshops to the benefit of our students, the wider school community and to the communities of South Edinburgh. 

    Marie, Cat and the rest of the Bookshop staff have a vast wealth of expertise that they are looking forward to sharing: curating an Edinburgh Bookshop shelf in the Library and helping us draw up initiatives towards building a culture of reading across the school. 

    We have agreed a generous discount with the bookshop, and will be passing savings on to parents.

    We’ll be bringing the Bookshop into the School and the School into the Bookshop and we are all looking forward to seeing the exciting ways the partnership might develop.

    Calum Mechie