The shop takes its name from the works of Anna Buchan (‘O. Douglas’) in whose books ‘Priorsford’ is a thinly disguised Peebles.

Shirley Neilson, formerly from the Old Children's Bookshelf in Edinburgh, brings a wider range of interest to the Peebles shop, aiming to feature books offering local Peebles, Edinburgh and Scottish Borders interest in addition to the children’s collectables formerly stocked in Edinburgh.



•Scottish Borders History & Topography
• Scottish Fiction        General Fiction & Crime
• Illustrated Books        Old & Unusual Penguins
• Folio       Greyladies        Persephone
• Literary Biography &  Memoirs
• General UK Topography
• Social History      Natural History    Fishing
• Magazines     Mounted Prints      Literary Gifts

As ‘The Old Children’s Bookshelf’ we stand at PBFA Book Fairs in York, Durham, Harrogate, Edinburgh and Bristol, and we also issue regular catalogues.

The shop is open Wednesday to Saturday  from 10am to 5 pm. It is located close to Peebles High Street and is served by frequent buses from Edinburgh and the other Scottish Borders towns in the Tweed valley
- To view the books we are selling on-line - click here -

Priorsford Books is also the publishing base for:-
• Greyladies Books  - see details at :-
• The Scribbler – see details  at :-
We are pleased to buy books, single volumes or collections