As featured in the West Highland Free Press and many other publications, The Darkest Dawn by Malcolm Macdonald, Donald John MacLeod is an incredible book which I’m sure many people will be interested in reading this winter. 1st January 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the HMY Iolaire tragedy. We have plenty of copies in stock of The Darkest Dawn (£25), published by Acair Books.
Christmas Lights book launch and Christmas shopping evening.
To mark the publication of ‘Christmas Lights’ ten poems for dark winter nights, and the switch on of Ullapool’s own Christmas Lights, the Ullapool Bookshop will be hosting a book launch with refreshments on Nov 29th from 5.30-7pm. Browse , buy and mingle at the Bookshop on Christmas Lights night. Poet Stephen Keeler will be here to sign copies of Christmas Lights; his title poem inspired this anthology and the cover design featuring Ullapool and the Creel tree.
‘Christmas Lights’ published by Candlestick Press is on sale now priced £4.95.
Writer Liam McIlvanney has won the 2018 McIlvanney Prize for the crime book of the year at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling.
His book, The Quaker, was described by judges as the standout winner of this year’s competition.
The prize was renamed two years ago in memory of Liam’s father and author, William McIlvanney.
Last year’s winner was Denise Mina for her book, The Long Drop.
Next wek Liam will be here at Literally Literary at Loopallu Festival.
With the news emerging almost every day of more plastic being discarded and other greener alternatives being sought, here at Ullapool Bookshop we have 2 new books in stock, which couldn’t be more topical: 1) No. More. Plastic. and Turning the tide on plastic by Lucy Siegle.
Exciting news for Ian Rankin fans…..via the Ian Rankin website.
New Title in Sea and Exploration section:
The Wreck of the Annie Jane by Allan F. Murray (Acair Books)
The shipwreck left 102 survivors desperately looking for shelter and succor on an island with only one house and facing more hardship and danger as they made their way slowly home from one of the remotest, inaccessible areas of Scotland. During research for the book, two surviving eye witness accounts were discovered. The first is a well crafted compassionate account from steerage written by a ‘Ragged School’ orphan, who was among a group of young men being sent to North America to start new lives. Only two survived the catastrophe.