The Darkest Dawn

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.

Event: Christmas Lights launch at Ullapool Bookshop

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.

All welcome.

‘Christmas Lights’ published by Candlestick Press is on sale now priced £4.95.

Best crime novel of the year

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.

No more plastic

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.

If we lived in the Highlands

Delighted to say the the three Trevor Rogers books are now back in stock at the Ullapool Bookshop:
If we lived in the Highlands
Village Builder in the Highlands and

If we lived in the Highlands

World Book Day date extended

UPDATE: the date to redeem your World Book Day (UK & Ireland) tokens has now been extended to 31st March, so you have even more time to choose a fantastic book or to browse what other books you might choose to redeem your voucher with. Remember you can either use the voucher for one of the 10 special World Book Day editions (Primary School age); or get £1 off any other book over the value of £2.99. If you are looking for a Young Adult book (5 to choose from), then you can get one of these specially produced books for only £1.50 (normal price £2.50) with your £1 voucher or choose something else and get £1 off any book over the value of £2.99.

World Book Day offers

World Book Day (UK & Ireland) is almost upon us. Here’s a link to your local offers. More information to follow in the next few days from Ullapool Bookshop.

The Wreck of the Annie Jane by Allan F. Murray

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.