The Booker Prize Longlist 2021

Recently the 2021 Longlist has been announced for The Booker Prize and what an amazing list of books have been selected. If you would like to see the list for yourself or even to buy some of the titles, either visit Ullapool Bookshop in person, or they can also be purchased online here via Simply click on the image below to visit our affiliate shop on where any sales generated via Ullapool Bookshop help support us and independent bookshops throughout the UK.


Popular Titles 14th Sept

We have started a new feature in the Ullapool Bookshop to show our customers our most Popular Titles which are currently on sale at the bookshop.

This will be updated on a weekly basis on social media, via our website and also with a visible poster in the shop itself and also on the front door.

There are just so many wonderful books to choose from though.

Author / Publisher visits: staycation in the North West

Many people are taking the chance of a break at the moment, even if it is a staycation and authors and publishers are no exception. Delighted to have met this week Val McDermid, Barbara Henderson, and editors from Floris books and the MD of Canongate Books: Jamie Byng. It was humbling that they all commented and thanked the bookshop for their support to their authors, but also that they thoroughly enjoyed browsing and felt comfortable enough to say who they were and commented on how well the shop was curated.


Happy children=happy booksellers

We are so delighted and honoured to welcome 113 children into the Ullapool Bookshop today throughout the day for World Book Day. We had a visit from Gangsta Granny, Harry Potter, Gandalf, the Tiger who came to tea, princesses galore, and even the Golden Ticket too (Roald Dahl). Photos will follow tomorrow but we just wanted to say thank you so much for coming in and for sharing World Book Day with us.

If you haven’t redeemed your voucher yet, or if you saw other World Book Day books you would like to buy, fear not, we will have all of these titles available until 29th March for only £1 each (all 12 World Book Day titles only), or you can use your voucher to take £1 off any book which is £2.99 or more.

Windswept and wintry Ullapool

I snapped this photo the other day whilst on my way home for lunch from working at the Bookshop. Ullapool has experienced some wintry weather this week but so far nothing too dreadful. Travel has been interesting for those who needed a trip to Inverness but as long as you are careful and sensible, cars and deliveries seem to have got through without too much trouble. However, it is only 12th Feb and winter is certainly still with us.


In the evenings I’ve recently discovered the Edinburgh International Book Festival podcasts. Many events have been recorded over the years (or videoed) and these can be downloaded either on iTunes, Spotify or via the Edinburgh Book Festival website.

Last night I listened to Prue Leith being interviewed by Sue Lawrence which was a most entertaining event (lasting an hour). Another event which intrigued me also was Arundhati Roy being chaired by Nicola Sturgeon, although I might choose to listen to Christopher Brookmyre or watch Doddie Weir instead, too spoilt for choice.

Hope you all find this helpful and happy listening.

Booktime Magazine features Ullapool Bookshop

Booktime Magazine is a bi-monthly free magazine which we are proud to stock at Ullapool Bookshop. This month we are especially delighted to be featured as the ‘Bookshop Says’ ‘Ullapool Bookshop’ on pages 8 & 9! If you click on the link below an electronic copy is available, or of course pop into the bookshop to collect your own copy and read all about us

Delving into the Darkness: BBC Scotland

We are delighted that the BBC Scotland magazine programme ‘Loop’ has recently transmitted a new programme called ‘Delving into the Darkness.’ This programme includes crime writer Val McDermid who was interviewed both here in Ullapool and at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Some of the footage of Val McDermid was filmed when she was in Ullapool for her ‘My Scotland’ book event recently with Alan McCredie, but also you may spot the Ullapool Bookshop in the film too!

For those of you who want to see the programme, it can be found here on iPlayer: