The Ullapool Bookshop

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The Ullapool Bookshop is situated on Quay Street, Ullapool, right in the heart of the village, beside Lochbroom Hardware and The Captain’s Cabin (Ullapool gift shop and Scottish crafts) and is very close to the Harbour and Ferry Terminal. The Bookshop, Captain’s Cabin and Lochbroom Hardware are all owned by the same family run business. The Bookshop is open 7 days a week all year round, please check our Opening Hours for seasonal opening variations and we very much look forward to welcoming you.

The Ullapool Bookshop is an Independent Bookshop and is member of the Booksellers Association and offers a wide selection of Books, Greeting Cards, Maps, Postcards, and National Book Tokens. Please see our About page for further details of our Stock. Enquiries are also welcomed and we very much look forward to hearing from you. If you see something on our website or have been in the shop before and would like to purchase a particular item, please get in touch with us.

For payment we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit, National Book Tokens and obviously cash or cheques too.

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Bookshop.org: Happy 1st Birthday

Back in 2020 news was announced that an alternative website was going to be established for Independent Bookshops to join, which would offer them a level platform to offer sales and marketing on. On 2nd November 2o2o Bookshop.org was launched and very quickly it has grown to now include 493 Independent Bookshops throughout the UK. Ullapool Bookshop is one of these Bookshops and I am delighted that so many customers have chosen to buy books through Bookshop.org offering a wide range of books, maps and gifts, as well as benefiting Bookshops with commission on every sale.

 

If you would like to visit our shop, go to: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/ullapoolbookshop


Our online shop

We are currently updating our online shop at www.ullapooltrading.com with lots of book ideas for Christmas. This incldes cookbooks, signed copies, Calendars and local books which you will find hard to obtain elsewhere. However, if there is something else you would like but can’t find, please feel free to email us directly at: [email protected] or Phone: 01854 612918 during Shop Opening Hours and we will endeavour to help you.

 


Revised Opening Hours

Ullapool Bookshop has now moved onto our Autumn Opening hours. So the Bookshop is curently open 9am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. If you are travelling to us, you might want to phone in advance just to double check for any last minute alterations to opening hours (01854 612918).

 


Scoraig by James MacGregor

Absolutely thrilled to receive copies of James MacGregor’s amazing new book about Scoraig. It is 820 pages in full colour and copies can be reserved or posted out by calling 01854 612918 or email [email protected]
The book is £35 and postage and packaging within the UK is £10. Payment can be made over the phone with a credit or debit card, or if international postage is required, we can also accept payments via PayPal.


New Ullapool guide book: This is Ullapool

A brand new guide to Ullapool has just been published called: ‘This is Ullapool.’ This short guide gives the history of the village, a short selection of walks, the geology and also some recommended places to visit in the area.

The book itself is £6.99 and copies are on sale in the shop now. Alternatively if you can’t make it in, please phone or email us and we can arrange to send out copies to you.

01854 612918 / [email protected]


UW500

UW500 Prize Winners accounced (30th July 2020)

Prize Winners announced for the inaugural UW500 (Ullapool Words 500): 30th JULY 2020.

Ullapool Bookshop is delighted and proud to announce that the inaugural winners for the UW500 (Ullapool Words 500) Creative Writing Competition have been declared today. The UW500 was born out of the Coronavirus crisis from a creative writing idea, which would give children and Adults a creative focus during the period of lockdown. In total over 40 entries were received with a large number of entries competing for the prizes in not only the Adults category, but especially the Children’s categories. Ullapool Bookshop Manager and overall administrator of the UW500 Katharine Douglas, said ‘I am thrilled and humbled that so many wonderful short stories were received from not only people living in Ullapool, but also Scoraig, Achiltibuie, Dundonnell, Lochinver and Inverkirkaig. The level of interest just proves that there is a need for the UW500 and I am very grateful to those who made it happen in such a short period of time and during lockdown, when the country was in crisis. We will certainly aim to make this competition an annual event. ’
Adult Judge Stephen Keeler said ‘Literary judges always say that ‘the quality floats to the top,’ and that winning entries usually announce themselves readily and at once. The winning entry in the UW500 did exactly that and therefore was easy to spot. Every single entry had something to commend it. I was delighted to have been asked to be involved in judging the UW500.’

And now on to the winners:

For the Adult Category (500 word short story based on the theme of holidays):

Phil Jones, Lochinver 1st Prize £50 book token
Alastair Cunningham, Ullapool 2nd Prize £30 book token
Kizzy Cochrane, Ullapool 3rd Prize £15 book token

Children’s Category 5-8 years old:
1st Prize (5-8 years old category): £50 book token NIALL MACLEOD
2nd Prize (5-8 years old): £30 book token DANIEL MASON

Children’s 9-18 Category:
1st Prize: £50 book token AMELIE POMEROY-SOOS
Joint 2nd Prize: £30 book token DOUGAL MASTERSON / TACITA ANGELL
Joint 3rd Prize: £15 book token LAILA INGLIS / MARIANNE MACKENZIE

Due to the large number of entries in the 9-18 Category, Katrina Thomson, owner of the Ullapool Bookshop who is supporting the book token prizes, has decided to award 2 x 2nd and 2 x 3rd prizes. ‘because there has been such a large turnout of children in the 9-18 category, we felt it was only right to award 2 additional 2nd and 3rd prizes.’

All of the winning entries will also be published in a short story collection, which will be available from the Ullapool Bookshop in Autumn 2020. The winners will be notified by either phone or email on 30th July and they will each receive a letter confirming their prizes. Thanks are also due to Ullapool Harbour Trust, Ullapool Community Trust (Community Benefit Fund) and Angus Bruce Photography, whose donations will make this publication possible.

Contact: Katharine Douglas, Ullapool Bookshop Manager
01854 612918 (07742 191 210)
[email protected]