Author: Audrey Laing

Dr Audrey Laing is a Lecturer in the School of Creative and Cultural Business at Robert Gordon University.

Indies in Scotland

I set out to explore the role of Indies in Scotland, focusing particularly on bookshops that are geographically remote. I was interested in business practices, especially the innovative and the entrepreneurial, as well as the challenges indie bookshops regularly have to face. I also explored the role these bookshops have in their local communities – the kind of extra, add-on qualities that are so difficult to represent on a spreadsheet.