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, please 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.

Ullapool Bookshop has just launched a new Ullapool Trading website for niche books, cards and gift sales online.

Within the Bookshop itself we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit, National Book Tokens and obviously cash or cheques too.

  • Carrier Bags charitable donations

    The Captain’s Cabin, Ullapool Bookshop and Lochbroom Hardware are pleased to donate in full all monies collected in respect of the 5p carrier bag charges to charity. Since the charge was introduced we have donated £724.45 to Highland Hospice and, this year £183.75 to Munlochy Animal Aid.

  • Sally Magnusson
    Sally Magnusson signing books in the Ullapool Bookshop

    Pictured here signing some copies of ‘The Sealwoman’s gift’ is author and journalist Sally Magnusson who popped into the Ullapool Bookshop before her event at the Ullapool Book Festival last weekend.

  • Signed books

    At the recent Ullapool Book Festival we were delighted that various authors came in to sign copies of their books. Most of these have now sold but we still have a few copies of The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson, Companions in Conflict by Penny Johnson and Undiscovered Islands by Malachy Tallack. Hurry though these will sell out soon.

  • Ullapool Trading: launch of new website

    Ullapool Bookshop launches new online website

    Ullapool Trading are pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The site at www.ullapooltrading.com will begin selling a carefully chosen selection of local interest books, maps and boxed greetings card. Launching on 1st March, customers will be able to ship to the UK and Europe.

    Katrina Thomson, Owner of Ullapool Trading, said: “Local interest items are often hard to source online, and by launching this website we hope to give access to the fantastic array of talent found in the Scottish Highlands.”

    The Captain’s Cabin was originally opened in 1946 by Constance Mitford as a gift shop and tearoom with Ullapool Bookshop opening in 2003 in the next door premises. Having passed from mother to daughter for three generations, her grand-daughter Katrina hopes to continue her legacy to the area through this evolution of a website.

    For further information, please contact Katharine Douglas at sales@ullapooltrading.com

    Telephone: 01854 612918

    About us

    The Captain’s Cabin is a unique Scottish Gift and Craft Shop, situated on the corner of Quay Street and Shore Street, directly above Lochbroom Hardware and next to The Ullapool Bookshop, in the beautiful village of Ullapool, Ross-shire. The Captain’s Cabin was first established as a Gift and Tea shop in 1946 by Mrs Constance Mitford of Lochbroom. The business has remained in the family ever since and is run today by her grand-daughter Mrs Katrina Thomson.


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    Notes to editors:

    The website has been designed locally in Ullapool by Steve Douglas, www.steve-douglas.com



  • Historic Ullapool Bookshop

    During some recent sorting out, we found some old photos showing the construction of Ullapool Bookshop. The shop opened in June 2003 and these would have been taken just prior to the works being completed.

    The final photo shows the owners of the Bookshop and the staff members at that time, just before the shop opened to the public in 2006.