What to do in Edinburgh for a geek / otaku ?
September 25, 2010 3:24 AM   Subscribe

What to do in Edinburgh for a geek / otaku ?

I'am going to edinburgh soon, and if you have some adresses.
I'am looking for a nice club for the night a nice bookshop (with second hand books) a comics shop and some nice others adresses.
i've watched this thread already : http://ask.metafilter.com/14478/Fun-stuff-to-do-in-Edinburgh.
Thanks and regards
posted by bussiere to Travel & Transportation around Edinburgh, Scotland (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Welcome to Auld Reekie! For a comic shop, go to Deadhead Comics on Candlemaker Row, which is smack in the city centre. You'll also find lots of bookshops with secondhand books in that area if you come out of the comic shop, then wander down the hill, through the Grassmarket and head towards Lothian Road via Bread Street. (You'll also encounter a few strip joints but don't let that put you off, there are some great shops in this area!)
posted by ukdanae at 3:42 AM on September 25, 2010

Also, Transreal Books is just down the hill from Deadhead Comics and Forbidden Planet Edinburgh is also nearby.

Club-wise, in the same area you might want to go to Cabaret Voltaire.
posted by Happy Dave at 4:37 AM on September 25, 2010

Cutie House is a small shop on Cockburn Street (uphill from one of the bridges) that sells imported merchandise of Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Moomin and similar things. A friend of mine who likes things like that got a neat Totoro shaped backpack for about £20
posted by rollick at 6:53 AM on September 25, 2010

oops, I forgot to paste my link
posted by rollick at 6:56 AM on September 25, 2010

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