Featured book categories

Great Outdoors

People from over the world are visiting Scottish Highlands every year to explore the beauty of this place, visit beautiful beaches of the North coast and walk the hills of the West. You will find a fine selection of updated guides to make your visit most memorable


Read books about Highlands and Islands – the place of rich history and beauty. There might be many reasons why you would like to read those books – whatever it is, you will be thrilled to read any of the books from our local authors

Scottish History

People lived in Scotland for at least 8,500 years before Britain’s recorded history. We offer books bout various periods of Scottish history beginning with those times and covering more recent events

The Ullapool Bookshop

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.

Independent Bookshop

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.

Kat Hill, author event and book signing

Wednesday 26th June: 3pm, Kat Hill, author event and book signing. Come and meet the author of 'Bothy: In Search of Simple Shelter' and hear about Bothies, how and why they exist, how they were built, who uses them, and their tales. Image of book attached.

Launch for John McLellan’s 2nd novel, ‘Unconformity.’

On Friday 12th April, Ullapool Bookshop was delighted and honoured to host the launch for John McLellan’s 2nd novel, called ‘Unconformity.’ A packed Ullapool Bookshop was enthralled by an Introduction by Peter Harrison from the NWH UNESCO Geopark, followed by a...

Windswept by Annie Worsley

Many thanks indeed to author Annie Worsley who visited Ullapool Bookshop on Fri 6th Oct to sign copies of her beautiful memoir about NW Highlands, ‘Windswept.’ Signed copies are now available in the bookshop or online: You searched for windswept - Scottish Highland...


On Saturday 26th August, Ullapool Bookshop Manager was interviewed by Two Lochs Radio about the bookshop, its 20 year history and local events which have taken place this memorable Anniversary year. The interview lasts 7.5 minutes and can be listened to here: Many...

You’ve heard of the NC500, now how about The Faultline 1,000?

On Friday 30th June at 3.40pm, Ullapool Bookshop sold their 1000th copy of the debut novel by John McLellan called 'The Faultline.' The book was first introduced to Katharine Douglas, Manager, by Peter Harrison, North West Highlands Geopark geologist back in Spring...

Ullapool Bookshop in the Press

Journalist Margaret Chrystall has written this lovely online article for What’s on News and for Ross-shire Journal about Ullapool Bookshop’s 20th birthday weekend. Birthday celebration weekend completes first chapter of Ullapool Bookshop's story Ullapool Bookshop has...

3 Authors come together at Ullapool bookshop

On Friday 2nd June from 5.30pm, 3 bestselling authors, will come together at Ullapool Bookshop for one night only. Entitled ‘A Sense of Place; a moment in time,’ historical fiction writer S.G. MacLean (Shona) (The Bookseller of Inverness, recently longlisted for both a CWA Gold and Historical Dagger Award), crime writer G. R. Halliday (Under the Marsh) (Gareth), and novelist John McLellan (The Faultline) will present an evening chaired by Bookshop Manager Katharine Douglas, discussing the sense of place in each of their very different novels


On Saturday 3rd June, Country finalist for Independent Bookshop of the Year, Ullapool Bookshop, Quay Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UE, will mark its 20th birthday to the day, with a special birthday partyon the afternoon of 3rd June. At 3pm, specially invited guests, former staff, authors, publishers, and customers will gather along with the present staff and the owners

April 11th 2023: Rocks, history and hidden meanings

Good morning. On Tues 11th April we welcome Peter Harrison, Alastair Mitchell & author John McLellan for an event called 'rocks, history and hidden meanings' at Ullapool Bookshop. The event begins with wine and canapes at 5.30pm, with the talks due to start prompt...


Ullapool Bookshop also has an online shop at Bookshop.org offering a huge range of books. We are affiliate members of this website, which means that we receive a good commission on all sales made through Bookshop.org. Visit Ullapool Bookshop Bookshop UK to start your...