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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)18:51 UTC+1 No.5078066 Report

What are the best bookshops in Glasgow? (I saw a thread about this for another city and wanted to ask, please don't hate me if I've shat up the board)

>inb4 Glasgow? Bookshops?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)18:54 UTC+1 No.5078083 Report

I hear there's some good ones up near Glasgow Uni but I've not been there myself.
If you want something cheap there's an Oxfam that sells solely books near the statue with the cone on his heid.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)18:55 UTC+1 No.5078087 Report

>>5078083
>tfw you know exactly what he's talking about
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)18:59 UTC+1 No.5078105 Report

>>5078087
It's pretty famous to be fair.
I've always wondered if there's some wee guy from the council that has to take it down every so often.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:03 UTC+1 No.5078118 Report

Is Glasgow a good place to take a holiday?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:06 UTC+1 No.5078125 Report

>>5078118
If it's during the summer.

Don't even come during other seasons. Also, go to the highlands if you're outside Scotland and coming in, they're beautiful during the summer.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:13 UTC+1 No.5078146 Report

>>5078118
>>5078125
Now that I think about it. Maybe it would be shit or maybe it would be bad.

There's been an increase in poor/heroin addicts sitting at the sides of streets and begging and also, if you don't go to galleries and popular places and such there might not be much to do.

Although if you come for a short while during the sunny season then I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Glasgow is a love or hate city, in my opinion.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:23 UTC+1 No.5078179 Report

>tfw from glasgow
>tfw surrounded by plebs
>tfw no one i know reads books
>tfw everyone prefers going out most nights just to get black out drunk and probably raped
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:30 UTC+1 No.5078205 Report

>>5078179
Glasgow isnae that bad, unless you're from Easterhouse or some other such jakey ridden shitehole.
Though you do need to hide your power level sometimes, but it's probably no different than most other places.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:42 UTC+1 No.5078229 Report

>>5078205
>tfw you read it in the accent
>tfw you can't wait to leave glasgow and leave all the plebs
>tfw i don't where to go but anywhere but here
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:47 UTC+1 No.5078241 Report

There seems to be a Blackwells, worth looking into
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:48 UTC+1 No.5078243 Report

>>5078229
Wit ye sayin aboot Glesga fannybaws? Yer gettin gied yer fuckin' go, unner the Kingston bridge hauf an 'oor an bring they wee rockets ye ca' yer fleeto an aw they're gettin chibbed alang wae ye
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:49 UTC+1 No.5078247 Report

>>5078243
>tfw no one else in this board will understand
>tfw i fucking hate glasgow
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)19:50 UTC+1 No.5078251 Report

A-Any Glasgow people want to meet up and read ;_;?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)20:06 UTC+1 No.5078300 Report

>>5078247
Seriously though, it's not that bad, you're expectations might just be a bit high
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)20:09 UTC+1 No.5078307 Report

>>5078247
>no kennin' haugh this board is fae the savage north
>twae thoosand and fower teen
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)20:20 UTC+1 No.5078334 Report

>>5078300
There's just so many poor people anon ;_;
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)20:27 UTC+1 No.5078348 Report

>>5078334
>poor = unintelligent
Most of the well off folk I know are empty-heided fannies and they've got nae passion about them.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)20:29 UTC+1 No.5078352 Report

>>5078348
>tfw i'm poor but take out my own insecurities on other poor glasweigans ;_;

I wear decent clothing though, that's how the plebs don't smell my poor intelligent blood
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)20:38 UTC+1 No.5078373 Report

>>5078352
That's a bad way of thinking man, it's not about the books you read it's your character.
Stop looking for everyone to be a scholar and then loathing them when they don't hold up to your high standards.
I guarantee you'll feel happier for it.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)20:52 UTC+1 No.5078394 Report

What are the best bookshops in Jew York City?

Figured I'd post it here rather than shit up the board with another thread.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)20:58 UTC+1 No.5078417 Report

>>5078066
>What are the best bookshops in Glasgow?
Glasgow has internet access. By far the best "bookshop" in the city is the internet.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)21:10 UTC+1 No.5078454 Report

>>5078146
>>5078118

I went there on a week long work trip once, I hated it. We went on a night out on the Wednesday and the first thing we saw when getting out of the taxi in the city centre was a shirtless man running down the street, covered in blood, and another man chasing him with a staffie on a chain.

Then no bouncers would let us into the big clubs because we were a bunch of English lads. We ended up in something like a Vodka Revs where two slutty chavs tried to pull all of us one by one. They ended up coming back to the hotel and wandering around naked but responding aggressively when one of the guys started trying it on, and then they left. Bizarre night.

Also once you leave the city centre it seems really run down in a lot of areas. Both football stadiums are depressing to look at. And some people had accents so thick I couldn't understand them. Nae botha nae botha they would say.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)21:24 UTC+1 No.5078495 Report

>>5078118
Maybe I'm biased because I'm a student there, but honestly, it's a fantastic city. There's a lot to do, and all of it's in walking distance of the city centre (if you don't mind walking half hour). In the west end you have the uni and the posher bits, and in the east end before the barras you have a hipster type area. There's massive trashy clubs and pretentious artiste haunts, if you know where to look. Can't really recommend much south of the river apart from the climbing centre.

In terms of bookshops, there's a nice one between kelvin bridge station, there's a big waterstone's on Sauchiehall street. If you look towering piles of second hand books there's Voltaire and Rousseau near the uni. Unfortunately the book shop in Wilber Wants to Kill Himself is a pet shop. If you were to buy any book in Glasgow, I'd recommend Lanark
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)21:32 UTC+1 No.5078513 Report

>>5078454
You're just no mental enough
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)21:32 UTC+1 No.5078516 Report

>>5078205
>>5078243
>>5078348
I hope in time you'll understand what an embarrassment you're making of yourself.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)21:41 UTC+1 No.5078541 Report

>>5078516
You see, when I first saw this I thought it too, but in Scotland they're really proud of their slang and call it scots, and some of their greatest poets wrote in it
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)21:49 UTC+1 No.5078571 Report

>>5078513
Actually kekd myself.

Hate glasgow but Scottish humour is best.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)21:51 UTC+1 No.5078579 Report

>>5078495
Glasgow uni?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)22:14 UTC+1 No.5078653 Report

>>5078579
Aye
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)22:32 UTC+1 No.5078725 Report

>>5078653
Can I suck your jed?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)22:43 UTC+1 No.5078768 Report

>>5078541
I'm actually Scottish and there's nothing authentic about the language they're using, it's bullshit selfcongratulatory nationalism.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)22:47 UTC+1 No.5078782 Report

>>5078105
I went on that city tours bus cus I got a free ticket and they said that every day someone takes it down and every night someone puts it back up. That's blatantly a lie tho. Honestly at this point they probably just leave it there.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)22:51 UTC+1 No.5078802 Report

>>5078454
>Then no bouncers would let us into the big clubs because we were a bunch of English lads.
i'm calling bullshit, seems like half the uni's english and no one i know's had that problem. they probably didn't let you in cus you were being twats.
and outside the city centre's lovely, you just have to head west.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)22:54 UTC+1 No.5078819 Report

>>5078768
ugh thankyou
i do english at glasgow uni and in the english language course we did this whole section on how scots is totally a real language you guys, it seemed like such crap but i didn't want to say anything because i'm from (just) south of the border
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)23:07 UTC+1 No.5078867 Report

>>5078802
>>5078802
Nope. We were trying to be as nonchalant as possible because we thought we might have trouble for being a large group of English with no Scots amongst us. We got to the front of the queue, chatting amongst ourselves, until the bouncer asked the first of us up for ID, then he looked at us all and said "noot teneit laads"

To be fair I lied about "no big clubs" letting us in - we didn't bother trying elsewhere. One of the guys had been to Glasgow a few times and knew places we could go that would be more friendly, it was his idea to go to the Revs knock-off
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)23:07 UTC+1 No.5078870 Report

>>5078819
Obviously >>5078243 is just a joke.
But I think whether Scots is a language or not is a political question, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian are all mutually intelligible but are considered distinct. Yet Scots isn't even though developed alongside English for hundreds of years and has it's own literature.
Nowadays it's sort of converged with English since the act of union into what most Scottish people speak today and that's why it isn't recognised as a language in it's own right.
I don't want to pull the English-hegemony-within-the-union card but I think it actually applies here. It is a language in my view but it's spoken mostly in a creole with English nowadays.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)23:23 UTC+1 No.5078927 Report

I've only ever lived in London and i start university at Glasgow in Sept., what is it like/ give me an impression of it
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)23:32 UTC+1 No.5078943 Report

>>5078927
I'm going in September.

The uni itself is great. Top 1% in the world and it has some great buildings and some areas looks just like hogwarts.
It's right on byres road and near great western road so you'll have access to an array of shops and a straight road leading straight to the city centre.
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)23:33 UTC+1 No.5078944 Report

>>5078927
Are you at Uni of?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)23:37 UTC+1 No.5078957 Report

>>5078819
Do you by any chance know Cole? He's gay but not in an obvious way?
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Anonymous 06/30/14(Mon)23:51 UTC+1 No.5079002 Report

>>5078927
I'm guessing if you're at the uni of glasgow you'll be staying in the west end, which is an absolutely lovely area, full of bars, coffee shops, cool stuff like that. You should be able to get into the city centre pretty easily where you've got some great clubs, all your normal chain shops, and so on. Honestly it's probably just because I'm a student there but I fucking love glasgow. The nightlife is great so long as you stay away from the more obvious 'student' spots (the unions are pretty shit and if anyone tries to get you to go to Viper stay the fuck away), there's a LOT of variety if you look for it. A friend of mine who's only lived in London and Hong Kong complains that Glasgow is too slow and small so you might get that if you're from London, but I think it's a great size - big enough there's a lot going on but small enough it feels like home I guess.

The uni itself is pretty good too. What course are you doing?

Also if you're still applying for accommodation stay the fuck away from Wolfson. It's the only catered one but it's like an hour's walk from the uni and further from the city centre.
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Anonymous 07/01/14(Tue)07:01 UTC+1 No.5080206 Report

Bump for more incoherent scots babble
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Anonymous 07/01/14(Tue)08:39 UTC+1 No.5080500 Report

is A Sunny Day in Glasgow a popular band in Glasgow??
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Anonymous 07/01/14(Tue)08:42 UTC+1 No.5080506 Report

>>5078066
Right next to the booze shop and the smokes shop.
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Anonymous 07/01/14(Tue)09:06 UTC+1 No.5080558 Report

>>5080206
LOL this
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