Exploring Scotland

Exploring Scotland…is the title of our monthly display area in the bookshop. If you are getting out and about, why not try The Book of the Bothy published by Cicerone Press, or Robert Macfarlane’s excellent book The Wild Places? There is also a stunning new coffee table book featured called Scotland : Highlands, Islands, Lochs & Legends
by Claudia Martin (£19.99 hardcover)

Children’s holiday table

Going on holiday…..needing some activities for the kids? Our kids area currently has a new display Going Going on holiday…..needing some activities for the kids?

Our kids area currently has a new display featuring all kinds of fun-filled activities for all of the family. Including crayons, felt-tip pens, games for all, wipe-clean activity books, i-Spy books, sticker books and also Travel activity books 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.

New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution this year? Perhaps you don’t believe in this anymore? Perhaps you always religiously make a resolution and see it through? Whatever your wishes and plans for 2019, we have some suggestions for you with our new display area, with some great book suggestions too.

Children’s area

Our children’s area in the Ullapool Bookshop now has a brand new display table which will be changed regularly to reflect new books all with a recurring theme. Last month it was Christmas and today we have a fabulous new table all featuring new hardback books for all ages of children. Some highlights include: Robert Macfarlane’s ‘The Lost Words,’ ‘Tales of Kitty in Boots’ illustrated by Quentin Blake and ‘the Further Tales of Peter Rabbit.’ Happy reading.