Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore


Transreal Fiction, 46 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QE

Candlemaker Row is half a mile from Waverley Station and very close to several bus routes – 2, 23, 27, 41, 42, 45, 47 & 300 – so it’s very central and also near several of Edinburgh’s best known tourist attractions. There is also some metered car parking very close by in Chambers Street.

Greyfriars Bobby – 30 yards

Greyfriars Church & churchyard – 30 yards

The National Museum of Scotland – 100 yards

Magdalene Chapel – 150 yards

The Grassmarket – 150 yards – and it’s full of restaurants and pubs if you want something to eat!

Several of my neighbouring shops also have interesting stock

So there’s plenty in the neighbourhood to do as well as visit Transreal Fiction!


location on Google Street View

And once you’ve found it the opening hours are:

Tuesday – Friday 12.00 – 17.00
Saturday 11.00 – 17.00
Possibly also July, August & Decemebr Mondays, but no guarantees!


  1. What a great site and what great books. Thanks for all the suggestions. How good to find someone else who cares about mysterious alien artifacts and who knows who The Pretty Things are.

    Comment by Stephen Montgomery | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. Ah, if only I’d known you were there on my one & only, cherished & unforgettable visit to Edinburgh. You’d have had to drag me out of there with a power winch.

    Next time I get across the water….


    Robert V.S. Redick

    Comment by Robert V.S. Redick | October 19, 2010 | Reply

  3. Thanks for your comment, Robert.
    Haste ye back, as we say, and I’ll buy you a pint!
    Really enjoyed the first book, but not got around the The Rats & the Ruling Sea yet…

    Comment by transrealfiction | October 19, 2010 | Reply

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