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.
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.
New Autumn Opening Hours:
Ullapool Bookshop is now open Monday-Saturday 9am-5.30pm and Sunday 10am-5pm
Ullapool Bookshop was delighted to be recently featured on the IndieBookshops blog, website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as part of the monthly ‘Browse a Bookshop’ feature.
Ullapool Bookshop, Ullapool
A superb 2nd Edition of Hutton’s Arse by Malcolm Rider and Peter Harrison is now available.
The extraordinary and beautiful scenery of the Northern Scottish Highlands has been created by a geological history lasting over three billion years. The new and thoroughly up-dated edition of this popular book takes its readers through those three billion years, shows the rocks, visits the places, introduces some famous researchers and presents the geological theories that have been inspired by the Highlands. Even though the influence of this magnificent place can be overwhelming, the book is about geology and the modern science involved. It is written for all to understand. It is a book for non-specialists interested in modern science, scientists and all lovers of the Northern Scottish Highlands. The text is sometimes light-hearted, but the science is serious. The subjects covered are as wide as he the splitting open of the North Atlantic Ocean: a time when the Earth resembled modern Mars; early continent formation; billion year old bacteria; the very beginnings of human evolution; Snowball Earth; and, inevitably, climate change. This is modern science wrapped up in good writing and humour: a rare combination.