A-Z of Secret Edinburgh: Elvis Shakespeare

Edinburgh is awash with book shops and record shops. None, however, are quite like this Leith Walk institution, Elvis Shakespeare.

As the name suggests, this unassumingly-fronted shop doubles up as both. There’s a huge selection of rare records and books on offer at Elvis Shakespeare and the staff are more than happy to share their encyclopaedic knowledge with you over a cup of tea or coffee.

Alternative indie and punk memorabilia

They specialise in alternative indie and punk memorabilia and also run regular in-store gigs – many in the early afternoon, which feels jolly civilised!

Elvis Shakespeare, 347 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SD; open Monday – Saturday,10am-6pm.