Thanks for the postcards…..

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).

New edition of ‘Hutton’s Arse: 3 billion years of geology’

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.

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.