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Birlinn & Nicolson Digital

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Birlinn & Nicolson Digital

Birlinn Limited is an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Established in 1992, Birlinn Limited publishes award-winning books for all ages and interests; from internationally acclaimed authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, the legendary Muriel Spark and thrilling crime writer Denzil Meyrick, popular historian Alistair Moffat, poets Liz Lochhead and Jenni Fagan, cookery writer Sue Lawrence and Scottish classics Norman MacCaig, George Mackay Brown and Lewis Grassic Gibbons.

The Birlinn sales team also represent publishers Cicerone, Dalen, Rucksack Readers, Historic Environment Scotland, Luath and Nicolson Maps. 

The Alba list specialises in books on Scotland, children’s books, natural history, gift titles and maps. The range is regularly refreshed with the best new titles coming out and available to order via our trade website 

We are also an official stockist for Ordnance Survey in Scotland.

Our sales team provides comprehensive sales coverage of Scotland. Contact us for competitive discounts and a friendly, efficient service backed by many years of sales experience.


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