Buy the Book: The Best of Glasgow City Guide & Cookbook

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A book to celebrate the people and places in the city, The Best of Glasgow brings together neighbourhood profiles, top restaurants and bars, independent shops, creative businesses, musicians, artists and local personalities.

The guide is a pen-portrait of the essence of the city, providing recommendations of things to do, places to go and people to meet. Give the gift of Glasgow this Christmas!

Order the book for £15.95 plus postage and packaging and it will be delivered to your door.


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The Crown Quarto size (246mm x 189mm), 160 page, beautifully produced book features new interviews, features and photography. A cook book chapter includes recipes from some of the finest restaurants in the city.

If you wish to stock The Best of Glasgow book in your shop or place an international order email [email protected].

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Order your copy now to find out about the top bars, restaurants, attractions and things to do in Glasgow. You’ll discover the best independent shops and places to buy for the home while exploring local neighbourhoods and favourite places. The fun, informative and entertaining book brings together five years of stories from Glasgowist.

The book includes new portraits by photographer Brian Sweeney alongside profiles introducing some of the people that enliven the city with music, film, art and good times.


The Best of Glasgow includes personal reflections on the city from Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Clare Grogan, Harri from Sub Club, Slam, The Blue Nile’s PJ Moore, Pat Kane, Andy Cameron, Alan McGee, Jean Johansson and Lynn Ferguson alongside images that capture the spirit of where we live.

There’s also Glasgow Cook Book recipes from Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or, Platform, Accento, The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Red Onion, Julie’s Kopitiam, Glaschu, Ubiquitous Chip, Scotland’s National Chef Gary McLean, La Lanterna, Gamba, The Dhabba, El Perro Negro, Sugo, Swadish, Cafe Gandolfi, The Gannet, Cake Bar, One Devonshire Gardens, Porter & Rye.

There’s a lot going on about the town.

Get to know Glasgow better and buy this book. If you have a relationship with the city or want to know more about the place, this is the one for you.

Buy the book now and it will be posted to you as soon as it is published. Every home in Glasgow should have a copy. It would make a great present for anyone who loves this city.


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Buying The Best of Glasgow book will support independent local publishing and allow this website to continue to produce new writing about the city.

The Best of Glasgow City Guide & Cook Book is edited by Paul Trainer. It is published by Glasgowist, in association with The Herald and supported by The Glenlivet Single Malt Whisky.

Contributors include David Kirkwood, Madeleine Dunne, Sonya Walos, Brian Sweeney, Rosalind Erskine, Kieran Adie, Beverley Lyons, Paul English, Andy Yong, Moona Paldanius and Hudson Martins Ribeiro. The publication is designed by Ian Corcoran.