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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Highland Book Prize Shortlist announced

Shortlist 2019

The 2019 Highland Book Prize saw over 80 books by 50 different publishers submitted and reviewed by a panel of 105 volunteer readers comprised of industry professionals and avid readers.

We are delighted to be able to reveal the books on the shortlist for the 2019 Highland Book Prize. They are:

The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian’s Journey from Shetland to the Channel by David Gange (William Collins)

Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie (Sort of Books)

Spring by Ali Smith (Penguin Random House)

Moder Dy by Roseanne Watt (Polygon)


Colin Prior visits Ullapool Bookshop

Author / photographer visit:

I was thrilled to have an unexpected visit from Author and Landscape Photographer Colin Prior today at the Ullapool Bookshop. It was a real privilege to talk to him about the Bookshop, his landscape Calendars and also to hear a little bit about 2 new books which are in the pipeline. Thanks for stopping by Colin,  and it was lovely to chat to you and to show you our bookshop.


Longlist announced for Highland Book Prize 2019

Today the longlist has been announced for the 2019 Highland Book Prize which will be awarded at the 2020 Ullapool Book Festival.

The Highland Book Prize 2019 Longlist:

  •  Kathleen Jamie: Surfacing
  • Stephen Rutt: The Seafarers
  • Ali Smith: Spring
  • David Gange: The Frayed Atlantic Edge
  • Roseanne Watt: Moder Dy
  • Alan McKirdy: Northern Highlands (landscapes in stone)
  • Laura Watts: Energy at the end of theworld
  • Leila Aboulela: Bird Summons
  • James Hunter: Insurrection
  • Alexander McCall Smith: The Secret of the dark waterfall
  • Alastair Jackson / Kenneth Steven: The Spirit of the Hebrides

 


Winter Lights shopping evening

Once again the Ullapool Bookshop is celebrating the Winter Lights switch on here in Ullapool, with a special event. On Thursday 28th November, we will be hosting a Poetry and Shopping evening in the bookshop from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Local poet Stephen Keeler will be giving a personal poetry reading for 5-10min every half hour throughout the event (from 6pm onwards) and wine, soft drinks and canapes will be served to all guests. The poetry readings will be taken from 4 of the ‘Poems instead of a card,’ poetry pamphlets published by Candlestick Press.

We also have been donated a beautiful Christmas Spirit (the most recent Candlestick Press Christmas publication) mug, which will be raffled as a prize on the evening for one lucky recipient.

Please do join us and shop locally for some wonderful Christmas books, gift wrap, Christmas cards and a few lovely book gifts too.

Thank you.


Thanks for the postcards…..

Ullapool Bookshop had a surprise postal gift today of some wonderful old postcards of Ullapool and area from a customer of many years. She spent many happy holidays in Ullapool firstly with her parents in the 50’s and latterly at the campsite with her family and regularly spent time in the bookshop. Our grateful thanks and appreciation to Patricia Barr for her kind thought. No dates on the cards but many of you will be able to say when the pics were likely taken…..(photos also appear on the Ullapool Remember Facebook group).


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.