New Ullapool guide book: This is Ullapool

A brand new guide to Ullapool has just been published called: ‘This is Ullapool.’ This short guide gives the history of the village, a short selection of walks, the geology and also some recommended places to visit in the area.

The book itself is £6.99 and copies are on sale in the shop now. Alternatively if you can’t make it in, please phone or email us and we can arrange to send out copies to you.

01854 612918 / [email protected]


UW500 Prize Winners accounced (30th July 2020)

Prize Winners announced for the inaugural UW500 (Ullapool Words 500): 30th JULY 2020.

Ullapool Bookshop is delighted and proud to announce that the inaugural winners for the UW500 (Ullapool Words 500) Creative Writing Competition have been declared today. The UW500 was born out of the Coronavirus crisis from a creative writing idea, which would give children and Adults a creative focus during the period of lockdown. In total over 40 entries were received with a large number of entries competing for the prizes in not only the Adults category, but especially the Children’s categories. Ullapool Bookshop Manager and overall administrator of the UW500 Katharine Douglas, said ‘I am thrilled and humbled that so many wonderful short stories were received from not only people living in Ullapool, but also Scoraig, Achiltibuie, Dundonnell, Lochinver and Inverkirkaig. The level of interest just proves that there is a need for the UW500 and I am very grateful to those who made it happen in such a short period of time and during lockdown, when the country was in crisis. We will certainly aim to make this competition an annual event. ’
Adult Judge Stephen Keeler said ‘Literary judges always say that ‘the quality floats to the top,’ and that winning entries usually announce themselves readily and at once. The winning entry in the UW500 did exactly that and therefore was easy to spot. Every single entry had something to commend it. I was delighted to have been asked to be involved in judging the UW500.’

And now on to the winners:

For the Adult Category (500 word short story based on the theme of holidays):

Phil Jones, Lochinver 1st Prize £50 book token
Alastair Cunningham, Ullapool 2nd Prize £30 book token
Kizzy Cochrane, Ullapool 3rd Prize £15 book token

Children’s Category 5-8 years old:
1st Prize (5-8 years old category): £50 book token NIALL MACLEOD
2nd Prize (5-8 years old): £30 book token DANIEL MASON

Children’s 9-18 Category:
1st Prize: £50 book token AMELIE POMEROY-SOOS
Joint 2nd Prize: £30 book token DOUGAL MASTERSON / TACITA ANGELL
Joint 3rd Prize: £15 book token LAILA INGLIS / MARIANNE MACKENZIE

Due to the large number of entries in the 9-18 Category, Katrina Thomson, owner of the Ullapool Bookshop who is supporting the book token prizes, has decided to award 2 x 2nd and 2 x 3rd prizes. ‘because there has been such a large turnout of children in the 9-18 category, we felt it was only right to award 2 additional 2nd and 3rd prizes.’

All of the winning entries will also be published in a short story collection, which will be available from the Ullapool Bookshop in Autumn 2020. The winners will be notified by either phone or email on 30th July and they will each receive a letter confirming their prizes. Thanks are also due to Ullapool Harbour Trust, Ullapool Community Trust (Community Benefit Fund) and Angus Bruce Photography, whose donations will make this publication possible.

Contact: Katharine Douglas, Ullapool Bookshop Manager
01854 612918 (07742 191 210)
[email protected]


Now open 7 days (from 20th July)

From Mon 20th July: The Captain’s Cabin will be open Mon – Sat 11am-5pm and Sun 12noon-5pm

 

From Mon 20th July: Ullapool Bookshop will be open Mon – Sat 10am-5pm (closing for lunch) and Sun 12noon-5pm


Ullapool Bookshop re-opens

We are delighted to announce that the Ullapool Bookshop is re-opening today 30th June. Our initial opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm (closed for lunch 12.30-1.30pm) and we will be closed on Sunday and Monday.

On entry you will be asked to use the hand sanitiser, gloves are also provided for those who wish them. The shop doors will remain open throughout the day. We have a new perspex screen around the counter and a one-way system around the whole shop. Can we please kindly ask that you follow our new procedures and also we request that no more than 5 people at a time are currently allowed in the bookshop.

We are very much looking forward to reopening and welcoming you all back. Thanks for your continued support to the bookshop, it is very much appreciated.


BOOKSHOP RE-OPENING 30th JUNE

FOLLOWING LIFTING OF GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS WE WILL BE RE-OPENING ON TUESDAY 30TH JUNE.

 

INITIALLY OUR OPENING HOURS WILL BE –

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 10 AM TO 4 PM

(closing for lunch between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm).

For now, we won’t be open Sundays or Mondays.

 

Please note there will be a maximum of 5 customers allowed in the shop at any one time so you may have to wait for entry and all social distancing must be respected both within and outside the shop.

Hand sanitiser will be available and we ask that you use this as you enter and exit.

Thank you for your support, patience and understanding as we navigate our way through these challenging times.

If you are unable to visit the shop we will happily take an order by telephone/email and arrange for the item to be posted to you or collected on your behalf.

 

Telephone 01854 612918 Email : [email protected]

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AND WELCOMING YOU BACK AGAIN! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PATIENCE AS WE REOPEN UNDER THESE NEW GUIDELINES.

 


Home Delivery postponed

Dear all,

Here at Ullapool Bookshop we had hoped to be able to trial a home delivery system, whereby books could be ordered via a Home Delivery service supported by our main Distributors and sent to you via Royal Mail. However, it has now become clear that this is not possible at the moment. Our hope is that this could start at some time in the near future, and if so, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Thank you so much for all of your continued support for the Ullapool Bookshop and for independent bookshops nationwide.

Katharine Douglas, Ullapool Bookshop Manager


NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS

LOCHBROOM HARDWARE; ULLAPOOL BOOKSHOP AND
CAPTAIN’S CABIN NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS

As of Monday 23rd March 2020 we are sadly closed for business.
This decision has been made in line with the latest government advice,
for the safety and welfare of all our staff, families, friends, customers and
the community during this Covid-19 Pandemic.
It is impossible to predict when we will be allowed to re-open but we will
keep you informed of developments during the coming weeks through
our social media pages and notices on the shops.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your loyalty and
understanding.
We wish all of you continued good health and please stay well and
safe in these difficult times.
We look forward to welcoming you once we’re able to open again.
Best wishes from all of us.


World Book Day fun at the Ullapool Bookshop

We were thrilled to welcome classes from Ullapool Primary School to Ullapool Bookshop on Thursday 5th March. In total 6 different groups come and we had 113 World Book Day vouchers which were redeemed in total in one day, surely a new record for the bookshop. Clearly a lot of effort and thought had gone into the day, we saw some fabulous outfits from teachers and children alike and the final group were even treated to storytime from the Bookshop Manager too! Here are a couple of photos from the day. World Book Day 2020


World Book Day: 5th March

ULLAPOOL BOOKSHOP WELCOMES

WORLD BOOK DAY ON THURSDAY 5TH MARCH

REDEEM YOUR WORLD BOOK DAY TOKEN AT THE ULLAPOOL BOOKSHOP FROM THURSDAY 27TH FEBRUARY-SUNDAY 29TH MARCH.

When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookshop, where there are TWELVE exclusive, new and completely FREE World Book Day books. Or, if you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead. And if you’d rather get an audiobook, that’s fine too! It’s your choice, just as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2.99

Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 10am-5pm / 01854-612918


Highland Book Prize Shortlist announced

Shortlist 2019

The 2019 Highland Book Prize saw over 80 books by 50 different publishers submitted and reviewed by a panel of 105 volunteer readers comprised of industry professionals and avid readers.

We are delighted to be able to reveal the books on the shortlist for the 2019 Highland Book Prize. They are:

The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A Historian?s Journey from Shetland to the Channel by David Gange (William Collins)

Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie (Sort of Books)

Spring by Ali Smith (Penguin Random House)

Moder Dy by Roseanne Watt (Polygon)