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.

Bookshop interior

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

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New edition of ‘Hutton’s Arse: 3 billion years of geology’

A superb 2nd Edition of Hutton’s Arse by Malcolm Rider and Peter Harrison is now available.

The extraordinary and beautiful scenery of the Northern Scottish Highlands has been created by a geological history lasting over three billion years. The new and thoroughly up-dated edition of this popular book takes its readers through those three billion years, shows the rocks, visits the places, introduces some famous researchers and presents the geological theories that have been inspired by the Highlands. Even though the influence of this magnificent place can be overwhelming, the book is about geology and the modern science involved. It is written for all to understand. It is a book for non-specialists interested in modern science, scientists and all lovers of the Northern Scottish Highlands. The text is sometimes light-hearted, but the science is serious. The subjects covered are as wide as he the splitting open of the North Atlantic Ocean: a time when the Earth resembled modern Mars; early continent formation; billion year old bacteria; the very beginnings of human evolution; Snowball Earth; and, inevitably, climate change. This is modern science wrapped up in good writing and humour: a rare combination.


Exploring Scotland

Exploring Scotland…is the title of our monthly display area in the bookshop. If you are getting out and about, why not try The Book of the Bothy published by Cicerone Press, or Robert Macfarlane’s excellent book The Wild Places? There is also a stunning new coffee table book featured called Scotland : Highlands, Islands, Lochs & Legends
by Claudia Martin (£19.99 hardcover)


Children’s holiday table

Going on holiday…..needing some activities for the kids? Our kids area currently has a new display Going Going on holiday…..needing some activities for the kids?

Our kids area currently has a new display featuring all kinds of fun-filled activities for all of the family. Including crayons, felt-tip pens, games for all, wipe-clean activity books, i-Spy books, sticker books and also Travel activity books too.


Carrier Bags charitable donations

The Captain’s Cabin, Ullapool Bookshop and Lochbroom Hardware are pleased to donate in full all monies collected in respect of the 5p carrier bag charges to charity. Since the charge was introduced we have donated £724.45 to Highland Hospice and, this year £183.75 to Munlochy Animal Aid.


Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson signing books in the Ullapool Bookshop

Pictured here signing some copies of ‘The Sealwoman’s gift’ is author and journalist Sally Magnusson who popped into the Ullapool Bookshop before her event at the Ullapool Book Festival last weekend.


Signed books

At the recent Ullapool Book Festival we were delighted that various authors came in to sign copies of their books. Most of these have now sold but we still have a few copies of The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson, Companions in Conflict by Penny Johnson and Undiscovered Islands by Malachy Tallack. Hurry though these will sell out soon.


Ullapool Trading: launch of new website

Ullapool Bookshop launches new online website

Ullapool Trading are pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The site at www.ullapooltrading.com will begin selling a carefully chosen selection of local interest books, maps and boxed greetings card. Launching on 1st March, customers will be able to ship to the UK and Europe.

Katrina Thomson, Owner of Ullapool Trading, said: “Local interest items are often hard to source online, and by launching this website we hope to give access to the fantastic array of talent found in the Scottish Highlands.”

The Captain’s Cabin was originally opened in 1946 by Constance Mitford as a gift shop and tearoom with Ullapool Bookshop opening in 2003 in the next door premises. Having passed from mother to daughter for three generations, her grand-daughter Katrina hopes to continue her legacy to the area through this evolution of a website.

For further information, please contact Katharine Douglas at sales@ullapooltrading.com

Telephone: 01854 612918

About us

The Captain’s Cabin is a unique Scottish Gift and Craft Shop, situated on the corner of Quay Street and Shore Street, directly above Lochbroom Hardware and next to The Ullapool Bookshop, in the beautiful village of Ullapool, Ross-shire. The Captain’s Cabin was first established as a Gift and Tea shop in 1946 by Mrs Constance Mitford of Lochbroom. The business has remained in the family ever since and is run today by her grand-daughter Mrs Katrina Thomson.

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ullapoolbookshop

https://www.instagram.com/captainscabinullapool/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ullapoolbookshop

https://www.facebook.com/TheCaptainsCabinUllapool

 

Notes to editors:

The website has been designed locally in Ullapool by Steve Douglas, www.steve-douglas.com

 

 


Historic Ullapool Bookshop

During some recent sorting out, we found some old photos showing the construction of Ullapool Bookshop. The shop opened in June 2003 and these would have been taken just prior to the works being completed.

The final photo shows the owners of the Bookshop and the staff members at that time, just before the shop opened to the public in 2006.


New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution this year? Perhaps you don’t believe in this anymore? Perhaps you always religiously make a resolution and see it through? Whatever your wishes and plans for 2019, we have some suggestions for you with our new display area, with some great book suggestions too.