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When UNESCO launched its City of Literature scheme in 2004, Edinburgh was first to receive the accolade. Its main railway station, Waverley, is named for a series of 19th century novels by Sir Walter Scott while working authors resident here include Kate Atkinson, Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith (not to mention its part in the genesis of a certain boy wizard). Edinburgh has literature nailed – but does it have any decent bookshops?