Topping & Company

Topping & Company, St. Andrews: Hours, Address, Topping & Company Reviews: 5/5

Topping & Company
5
Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
About
A vibrant, independent haven for real bibliophiles, with over 45,000 titles and knowledgeable, passionate booksellers. Host to a year round events programme packed with exciting author visits, as well as the St Andrews Literary Festival every autumn!
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Alice L
3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Great selection of genres and lovely friendly staff! Free tea as well while browsing, will defiantly be back
Written 21 November 2021
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Robert R
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
Oct 2021
What a wonderful place with fantastic staff. If you love books you could spend half a day here looking at the fantastic selection.
Written 11 October 2021
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Jason Bell
6 contributions
Aug 2021
It's become more a pilgrimage than just a casual visit. Whenever I'm in St. Andrews then I will always pop my head in most of the days I'm visiting.

And it's nice to have the odd cup of tea in there as well.

I asked if they do camping facilities so I don't have to leave, turns out they don't.
Written 9 September 2021
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Andrew H
United Kingdom1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
What a wonderful selection of books and such care. Fantasy section was a treasure trove of special editions. They had even dust covered the dust cover of the first edition I picked up. Wife equally impressed elsewhere in the cavernous shop. If you love books don't miss this place. I have read they even do free coffee but I was too busy shelf scanning.
Written 16 July 2021
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BKtoGLW
Bishopton, UK48 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This bookstore is centrally located in St Andrews and has a lovely lay out and friendly staff. I didn’t like that the books had no stickers and I guess just are as priced on the book jacket. Not sure why this bothered me really, maybe I’m just used to shopping at used bookstores. One of the books I was interested in buying was £35 on the jacket but when I googled was £17.50 new on Amazon so I had to go Amazon and I would have definitely bought it from the store even if it was a little less than jacket price, to support the store, but I gotta eat, so couldn’t get away with it this time around. I also wasn’t impressed at all with the religion section. For a town that is up to its ears in church history, the religion section seemed to have more anti-God books on display than much else. Or maybe that’s just the slant of the person who displayed the section but I found that to be really disappointing. If I’m going to a religion section it’s usually not to find books on why religion is bad. Although I can see why some might be there but in my opinion, there were a lot more than some. I also think the music section could have been a bit more exciting…. Anyway, the bookstore is nice and like I said, very friendly staff. Worth a check out, I would say!
Written 28 June 2021
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Charles W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK28 contributions
Sep 2020
This is the type of bookshop most towns and cities should have. I won't go into detail why it is so good, just go if you are near. If you aren't near, make the effort to go. If any staff catch prospective customers checking the price of a book on Amazon on their phone whilst in the shop, they should be allowed do very unpleasant things to them.

If you don't buy anything for yourself or as a gift when you are here, you haven't tried.
Written 19 September 2020
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NormDunk
Edinburgh, UK40 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Best range of detective fiction I have sent anywhere. In fact a bookworms heaven. And to be offered tea or coffee (free btw) and the chance to just sit and peruse; well, what’s not to like. Lovely warm and friendly staff too. Absolutely commended and recommended. Do not pass this by.
Written 30 January 2020
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Thomas_J_Plant
Inverness, UK6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable staff. Recommended several other great books in the same genre. Brilliant place. Highly recommend!
Written 30 December 2019
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susiepm
Elgin, UK61 contributions
Nov 2019
If you like books, this is the place to go! So many wonderful books, many are signed by the respective author. Offered tea or coffee on arrival and the manager was really helpful with finding the right books. Could have spent all day there!
Written 6 November 2019
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Hola4876
Lansing, MI899 contributions
Oct 2019
We were traveling through Ireland, Scotland, then Amsterdam. Somehow, our Amsterdam guidebook was left somewhere. I went to this bookstore on a very rainy Sunday morning to find a replacement. I was warmly greeted at the door & taken to the section on "Travel". I was offered coffee or tea which was very thoughtful. I was told I could sit to browse through the Amsterdam travel books. These types of stores are few & far between these days; this is a wonderful bookstore.
Written 28 October 2019
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