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.

Ullapool Bookshop has a niche website online at Ullapool Trading offering a carefully curated selection of Scottish books, gifts, maps and boxed greetings cards.

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.







Slaves and Highlanders by David Alston

The important new book by eminent author and historian David Alston called SlavesandHighlanders can now be purchased online from our shop here. .

Longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize.

Explores the prominent role of Highland Scots in the slavery industry of the cotton, sugar and coffee plantations of the 18th and 19th centuriesScots were involved in every stage of the slave trade: from captaining slaving ships to auctioning captured Africans in the colonies and hunting down those who escaped from bondage. This book focuses on the Scottish Highlanders who engaged in or benefitted from these crimes against humanity in the Caribbean Islands and Guyana, some reluctantly but many with enthusiasm and without remorse. Their voices are clearly heard in the archives, while in the same sources their victims’ stories are silenced – reduced to numbers and listed as property.

Copies are in stock and are generally despatched within 24-48 hours of placing your order. 

Winter Opening Hours

Ullapool Bookshop has now moved onto our Winter Opening hours which are as follows:

9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

11am to 4pm 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). 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 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 offering a wide range of books, maps and gifts, as well as benefiting Bookshops with commission on every sale.


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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
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.

Coigach Heritage Calendar

The new 2021 Coigach Heritage Calendar is now available from the Ullapool Bookshop. It costs £6 and can either be purchased in the Bookshop in person, or we can also arrange to post this to you. Please contact the Bookshop in the first instance. Payment can be made over the phone or via PayPal. Please either call 01854 612918 or email