The Ullapool Bookshop

  • Bookshop exterior

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.







New children’s sections and Ullapool Bookshop recommends

Here at the Ullapool Bookshop we have begun the New Year with some exciting new developments in the shop. In our children’s section we have replaced the display perspex shelving with beautiful wood to improve the display areas and I hope you think it looks much tidier and easier to find books too.

In the main area of the shop we also have a whole brand new section: Ullapool Bookshop recommends…..

In this totally brand new area, we have four new shelves each displaying some of our currently recommended books. This will change weekly and monthly as the books change too and we are very excited about this new development for the Bookshop. In our current Ullapool Bookshop recommends area, we have Muriel Spark at 100, our best-selling Paperback fiction book of 2017: Blackhouse by Peter May, as well as a Ullapool Bookshop recommends Book review by Katharine of ‘Orison of a Curlew’ by Horatio Clare and a display of the new Macmillan Collector’s Library series in hardbacks ranging from Sherlock Holmes, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Pinocchio and also Best Fairy Tales.


2018 Calendars

We still have 2018 Calendars in stock, all of which would make a lovely gift this Christmas. Our Calendars for 2018 include:
Colin Baxter: Scotland Family Calendar, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Wildlife; The Splendours of Ross-shire; Coigach Heritage Calendars; Colin Prior: Wall, Wild Places and Desk Calendars; Jolomo: Desk, Wall and Appointment Calendars, or Island Blue: Outer Hebrides and Highlands and Islands (all while stocks last).

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)