Ross Higgins was a Scottish bookseller and committee man who claimed he read 22 books each week so he could ‘give his customers the advice they so frequently ask for’.
After a brief stint in advertising, Higgins joined the booksellers John Smith and Son of Glasgow and spent the rest of his career with them. The only interruption came during the war, when he served in Persia, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, and Italy. Higgins was an avid mountaineer, music aficionado, council member of the National Trust for Scotland and active member of the Booksellers Association. As a bookseller, he was known for his personal catchphrase - ‘I have just the book for you’ - and for refusing to offload a book he hadn’t read himself on a customer.