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Paisley

Abbey Books is located in the historic Scottish town of Paisley. The town became well-known during the 18th and 19th centuries for the production of cloth with the distinctive Paisley Pattern.  It also has some fine architecture; the Abbey originally founded in 1163 as a Cluniac Monastery retains its medieval nave; the Coats Memorial a magnificent Baptist Cathedral built in a Gothic-design red sandstone; Paisley Town Hall an excellent example of Victorian architecture built in Renaissance style; and also Scotland's best preserved 18th century weavers' cottages, the Sma' Shot Cottages.  Find out lots more about Paisley on the Community Website.

Things to do near the bookshop:

Paisley Museum - closed until 2022!

Explore the story of Paisley's weaving heritage at Sma' Shot Cottages
They have a lovely wee tearoom for lunch.  They are open Wednesdays 12 Noon  until 4pm (or maybe 3pm?) until end-Nov.  They are open April - Sept on Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 Noon - 4pm.  (You might want to phone them to check times since I seem a bit vague!  0141 889 1708) 

Shopping

Within 50 yards of the shop you can find good local shops in Wellmeadow Street or Well Street:

Fruit & Veg
Butcher
Optician
Hairdresser/Barber
Kilt Hire
Various cafés. eg. Skirlies Café
Locksmiths and Shoe Repair: SW Locks
Music Shop: The Music Centre
Computer Repair: Core2Computing
Flower Shop: Enchanted Flowers
Upcycling: UP HUB Workshop and Gallery