Scottish Bookshopping

I couldn’t leave Pitlochry without visiting the bookshops there.  In fact, I doubt if I’ve ever been on holiday without buying a book!

My first stop was the Station Bookshop – opening off the main platform at the railway station.  This was a lovely little warren of a shop with a huge mixture of titles.  It is a charity bookshop so the books are donated but it had a great range and I found several books I wanted to buy – including a box set of PG Wodehouse which I would have loved but getting it home would have been tricky.

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In the end, I picked two lovely, old editions of Walter Scott – The Abbot and Kenilworth. They were both inscribed to the same person, although they were given by different people.  I thought them a perfect souvenir of my trip.

I also visited Priory Books.  I had been hoping to find an easy history of the Jacobite rebellions but everything was either very detailed or too simple.  In the end I spied something entirely different – Fiesta for Wild One, a book in the Kit Hunter series by Peter Grey which I love.

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The tourist information office supplied me with a basic children’s history of Scotland which I found to have the perfect level of information for me.  Then a few days later we made a brief stop in Aviemore and the Waterstones there had Jacobite Stories by Dane Love which was even better.  I read it all the way home!

6 thoughts on “Scottish Bookshopping

  1. If you ever find yourself in Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland look out for their book town which is called Wigtown. Also Yorkshire has a book town called Sedburgh which is near the border with Cumbria. Have visited both. In Wigtown you can even apply to stay and work in one of the bookshops whilst on holiday. x

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  2. I also must try and go to Wigtown. It’s part of our holidays to pop into bookshops. Secondhand book shops often provide me with a book I didn’t know about but which was fascinating.

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