The Scottish Book Trade Index lists the names, trades and addresses of people involved in printing in Scotland up to 1850. It covers:

  • Printers
  • Publishers
  • Booksellers
  • Bookbinders
  • Printmakers
  • Stationers
  • Papermakers.

This online resource has been compiled using the imprints of books and other secondary sources (see the list of references). The Library's holdings of Scottish book trade archives are very strong. For details of these, contact Manuscript Collections.

The Scottish Book Trade Index is very much a work in progress. Please send any questions, comments and suggestions for additions to You can find out more details about the Scottish Book Trade Index in the introduction.

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