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The book is £20 and features tales and photos from many local important figures, as well as a history of fishing in the area, all accompanied by delicious recipes too from the Shack, which can be made at home.
If you can’t order a copy online, we can also post copies out to you. The book is £20 and postage and packaging is £3.50. Please call 01854 612918 or email [email protected] (For those in Ullapool itself, a home delivery service is also available, with payment taken over the phone before delivery).
Super exciting news..
We are thrilled to announce that Ullapool Bookshop has just joined Bookshop.org
and our new profile page can be found here: uk.bookshop.org/shop/ullapoolb of course orders can still be placed direct with us as well via email, phone, in person, via messenger and other social media channels too. Thank you.
The new 2021 Coigach Heritage Calendar is now available from the Ullapool Bookshop. It costs £6 and can either be purchased in the Bookshop in person, or we can also arrange to post this to you. Please contact the Bookshop in the first instance. Payment can be made over the phone or via PayPal. Please either call 01854 612918 or email [email protected]
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]
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)
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