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. 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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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.


Children’s area

Our children’s area in the Ullapool Bookshop now has a brand new display table which will be changed regularly to reflect new books all with a recurring theme. Last month it was Christmas and today we have a fabulous new table all featuring new hardback books for all ages of children. Some highlights include: Robert Macfarlane’s ‘The Lost Words,’ ‘Tales of Kitty in Boots’ illustrated by Quentin Blake and ‘the Further Tales of Peter Rabbit.’ Happy reading.


Christmas Lights

Ullapool Christmas lights

Last night we had a fantastic evening with the Ullapool Christmas Lights switch on and late night shopping. As part of the evening, we hosted the Ullapool launch of the Candlestick Press Poetry Pamphlet called Christmas Lights. We were thrilled to have the Ullapool based Poet Stephen Keeler read his title poem and also to explain a bit behind the inspiration to the poem. As he said last night, it was inspired by Ullapool and made in Ullapool. What was even more fantastic was the fact that 50 to 60 people came to the event last night and enjoyed shopping, the Christmas decorations and also the delicious canapés, produced locally by Izabela especially for the launch.

EXCITING NEWS: We were also beyond excited to have a visit from BBC Alba who decided to cover the book launch. They filmed some interviews, the poetry reading and also filmed the guests at the book signing too. It is planned that this will be shown tonight (Friday), along with some video of the Christmas Lights switch on, at 7pm-7.30pm tonight on BBC Alba. Tune in!


The Darkest Dawn

The Darkest Dawn: The Story of the Iolaire tragedy is now available from Ullapool Bookshop (published today 1st November, 500 pages, hardcover, £25)

Author information:

Malcolm Macdonald and Donald John MacLeod’s painstaking research has taken decades and draws on an exceptional range of sources. The Darkest Dawn, is a significant and enduring testament to all those aboard the Iolaire on the night of New Year 1919.