Clarence the water buffalo is the mascot of Edinburgh Books. It is rumoured that his entire body is on the other side of the wall. His colleague, Graham (a rather stuck-up Grouse), resides in the Scottish window display and disapproves of everything.
Such is the grumpy splendour of these two that Edinburgh Books remains one of Edinburgh’s must-visit independent book shops. It is an odd pleasure indeed to wander among the shelves under the steady, never-blinking gaze of Clarence.