The Ullapool Bookshop is situated on Quay Street, Ullapool, right in the heart of the village, beside Lochbroom Hardware and The Captain’s Cabin (Ullapool gift shop and Scottish crafts) and is very close to the Harbour and Ferry Terminal. The Bookshop, Captain’s Cabin and Lochbroom Hardware are all owned by the same family run business. The Bookshop is open 7 days a week all year round, lease check our Opening Hours for seasonal opening variations and we very much look forward to welcoming you.

The Ullapool Bookshop is an Independent Bookshop and is member of the Booksellers Association and offers a wide selection of Books, Greeting Cards, Maps, Postcards, and National Book Tokens. Please see our About page for further details of our Stock. Enquiries are also welcomed and we very much look forward to hearing from you. At the moment we don’t sell online. However, if you see something on our website or have been in the shop before and would like to purchase a particular item, please get in touch with us.

For payment we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit, National Book Tokens and obviously cash or cheques too.

  • 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.
  • Muriel Spark Centenary Editions

    Muriel Spark is undoubtedly one of the 20th century’s great writers. Best known for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, all of her fiction deserves to be read and re-read. Polygon is republishing all 22 of her novels in attractive hardback editions to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of her birth.

    Each of the 22 novels are published in striking and collectable hardback Centenary Editions, carrying a series preface by editor Alan Taylor and an introduction by such well-known writers or critics as Ali Smith, William Boyd, Alexander McCall Smith, Candia McWilliam, Andrew O’Hagan, Joseph Kanon, Zoë Strachan, Allan Massie, Kapka Kassabova, Dan Gunn and Richard Holloway.

    1. The Comforters, introduced by Allan Massie
    2. Robinson, introduced by Candia McWilliam
    3. Memento Mori, introduced by Zoë Strachan
    4. The Ballad of Peckham Rye, introduced by Ronald Frame
    5. The Bachelors, introduced by James Campbell
    6. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, introduced by Alan Taylor
    7. The Girls of Slender Means, introduced by Rosemary Goring
    8. The Mandelbaum Gate, introduced by Gabriel Josipovici
    9. The Public Image, introduced by Lucy Ellman
    10. The Driver’s Seat, introduced by Andrew O’Hagan
    11. Not to Disturb, introduced by Dan Gunn
    12. The Hothouse by the East River, introduced by Ian Rankin
    13. The Abbess of Crewe, introduced by Ali Smith
    14. The Takeover, introduced by Brian Morton
    15. Territorial Rights, introduced by Kapka Kassabova
    16. Loitering with Intent, introduced by Joseph Kanon
    17. The Only Problem, introduced by Richard Holloway
    18. A Far Cry from Kensington, introduced by William Boyd
    19. Symposium, introduced by Alexander McCall Smith
    20. Reality and Dreams, introduced by Kirsty Gunn
    21. Aiding and Abetting, introduced by Louise Welsh
    22. The Finishing School, introduced by Jackie Kay

  • The Drowned and the saved: When war came to the Hebrides

    New local title now in stock at Ullapool Bookshop

    The Drowned and the Saved: When War came to the Hebrides by Les Wilson



  • New children’s sections and Ullapool Bookshop recommends

    Here at the Ullapool Bookshop we have begun the New Year with some exciting new developments in the shop. In our children’s section we have replaced the display perspex shelving with beautiful wood to improve the display areas and I hope you think it looks much tidier and easier to find books too.

    In the main area of the shop we also have a whole brand new section: Ullapool Bookshop recommends…..

    In this totally brand new area, we have four new shelves each displaying some of our currently recommended books. This will change weekly and monthly as the books change too and we are very excited about this new development for the Bookshop. In our current Ullapool Bookshop recommends area, we have Muriel Spark at 100, our best-selling Paperback fiction book of 2017: Blackhouse by Peter May, as well as a Ullapool Bookshop recommends Book review by Katharine of ‘Orison of a Curlew’ by Horatio Clare and a display of the new Macmillan Collector’s Library series in hardbacks ranging from Sherlock Holmes, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Pinocchio and also Best Fairy Tales.


  • The Red Squirrel: A future in the forest

    This stunning new book has just arrived at the Ullapool Bookshop: ‘The Red Squirrel: A Future in the Forest’ priced £25. There is no British mammal that captures our hearts as the native red squirrel. No-one has dedicated more time to documenting the life of the red squirrel than photographer Neil McIntrye. With stunning photographs taken around the ancient pine forests surrounding his Cairngorms home, the photographer has captured the real life and mischieviousness of the squirrel itself.

    I’m sure that this will be popular book over the winter and as a potential Christmas gift too.

    Copies can also be reserved, please contact Ullapool Bookshop on 01854 612918 or email direct: ullapoolbookshop@btconnect.com