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. At the moment we don’t sell online. However, 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.

Bookshop interior

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







Into the Mountain: Biography of Nan Shepherd

Into the Mountain: A Life of Nan Shepherd
In the 1930s, the writer and poet, Nan Shepherd was one of North-East Scotland’s best known literati. Three novels, ‘The Quarry Wood’, ‘The Weatherhouse’ and ‘A Pass in the Grampians’ and a volume of poetry, ‘In The Cairngorms’, published between 1928 and 1934 while she was still only in her 30s, established her reputation as one of the most highly respected members of the Scottish modernist movement.
This new Biography has just been published and is on sale now.

Autumn Opening Hours

Opening Hours:
The Ullapool Bookshop has almost reached the end of our evening Opening for this year. From this Thursday (21st Sept) our Opening Hours will change to be:
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
These will be our Opening Hours all Autumn and Winter, 7 days a week.

Highland Retreats

We have a large number of beautiful coffee table style books in stock at the moment. However, this one has really caught our eye: ‘Highland Retreats’ by Mary Miers (The Architecture and and Interiors of Scotland’s Romantic North.’

Featuring breathtaking photographs of some of Scotland s most remarkable and little-known houses, this book tells the story of how incomers adopted the North of Scotland as a recreational paradise and left an astonishing legacy of architecture and decoration inspired by the romanticized image of the Highlands. Known as shooting lodges because they were designed principally to accommodate the parties of guests that flocked north for the annual sporting season, these houses range from Picturesque cottages ornées and Scotch Baronial castles to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern eco-lodges. A good number survive little altered in their original state, and some are still owned by descendants of the families that built them. Images from the famous Country Life Picture Library and specially commissioned photographs evoke the dramatic settings and arresting detail of these houses, making the book as appealing to decorators and architectural historians as it is to travelers and sportsmen.

New Reading Glasses

New Reading Glas

Reading Glasses

Ullapool Bookshop has 3 new ranges of fabulous reading glasses in stock, all priced at £7.99. We have:
Twenty twenty glasses in a rubber coated case (from +1.00-3.00)
Dapper Chap glasses in a wicker effect case (from +1.25-3.00)
and IF Reading Glasses in a crush proof case (from+1.00-3.00).
(Stock may vary depending on availability)

2018 Diaries

Our plain Letts style diaries have now also arrived at the bookshop. We have:
A4 Week view
A4 Day to a Page
A5 Week to view
A5 Day to a Page
Small pocket and slim diaries will also arrive in the coming weeks.
Other styles of diaries are also available: Mairi Hedderwick Hebridean; RHS Desk and Pocket Diary; Wildlife Photographer of the year and new for 2018: Scotland Desk diaries from Ian Mills Photographer (Fife).