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.
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
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)
Author / photographer visit:
I was thrilled to have an unexpected visit from Author and Landscape Photographer Colin Prior today at the Ullapool Bookshop. It was a real privilege to talk to him about the Bookshop, his landscape Calendars and also to hear a little bit about 2 new books which are in the pipeline. Thanks for stopping by Colin,? and it was lovely to chat to you and to show you our bookshop.
Our online shop has now been updated with lots of new items for sale. Please do pay us a visit!
Today the longlist has been announced for the 2019 Highland Book Prize which will be awarded at the 2020 Ullapool Book Festival.
The Highland Book Prize 2019 Longlist:
- ?Kathleen Jamie: Surfacing
- Stephen Rutt: The Seafarers
- Ali Smith: Spring
- David Gange: The Frayed Atlantic Edge
- Roseanne Watt: Moder Dy
- Alan McKirdy: Northern Highlands (landscapes in stone)
- Laura Watts: Energy at the end of theworld
- Leila Aboulela: Bird Summons
- James Hunter: Insurrection
- Alexander McCall Smith: The Secret of the dark waterfall
- Alastair Jackson / Kenneth Steven: The Spirit of the Hebrides
Once again the Ullapool Bookshop is celebrating the Winter Lights switch on here in Ullapool, with a special event. On Thursday 28th November, we will be hosting a Poetry and Shopping evening in the bookshop from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Local poet Stephen Keeler will be giving a personal poetry reading for 5-10min every half hour throughout the event (from 6pm onwards) and wine, soft drinks and canapes will be served to all guests. The poetry readings will be taken from 4 of the ‘Poems instead of a card,’ poetry pamphlets published by Candlestick Press.
We also have been donated a beautiful Christmas Spirit (the most recent Candlestick Press Christmas publication) mug, which will be raffled as a prize on the evening for one lucky recipient.
Please do join us and shop locally for some wonderful Christmas books, gift wrap, Christmas cards and a few lovely book gifts too.
Happy publication day and many congratulations to local authors Robbie Mackenzie and James Macgregor on the publication of their fascinating new book ‘On the Yachts’ ‘Lochbroom seamen 1880-1950.’ All profits from the sale of this book will go to Ullapool Museum and we are delighted to also have this book on sale at the Ullapool Bookshop, ?19.95.
Ullapool Bookshop had a surprise postal gift today of some wonderful old postcards of Ullapool and area from a customer of many years. She spent many happy holidays in Ullapool firstly with her parents in the 50’s and latterly at the campsite with her family and regularly spent time in the bookshop. Our grateful thanks and appreciation to Patricia Barr for her kind thought. No dates on the cards but many of you will be able to say when the pics were likely taken…..(photos also appear on the Ullapool Remember Facebook group).
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.