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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday the longlist was announced for the innaugural Nan Shepherd Prize 2019. the full longlist can be read here https://nanshepherdprize.com/2019/ with the shortlist being announced on 21st October and the winner revealed on 18th November.
Congratulations to all of the nominees.
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. https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/look-and-listen/player?
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 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
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: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007pd6/loop-2019-delving-into-the-darkness
The Wainwright Prize seeks to reward the best writing on the outdoors, nature and UK-based travel writing and is sponsored by Wainwright Golden Beer.
The prize will be awarded to the work which best reflects Wainwright?s core values of Great British writing and?culture and a celebration of the outdoors.
ROBERT MACFARLANE wins The 2019 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with his epic exploration of the Earth?s underworld.