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.
For payment we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit, National Book Tokens and obviously cash or cheques too.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Details just announced for the 2019 Ullapool Book Festival, full details via their Facebook pages. This runs from 10th-12th May 2019 and the full programme will be available in March when tickets go on sale.
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!