Festival Bookshop
Festival Bookshop

Behind the Scottish Power Marquee 10am-5pm (6.30pm at weekends) during the Festival.

 

The Festival Bookshop hosts book signings, contains books by all the writers appearing at the festival as well as a selection of other recently published writing, and is the perfect place to browse for inspiration.

 
Number 11
Number 11

Wigtown Festival Company

11 North Main Street

Wigtown

DG8 9HN

01988 402036

Number 11 is Wigtown Festival Company's shop which also houses the Festival Box Office.  We stock a wide range of new books, including some signed copies from authors who have attended Wigtown Book Festival. Also available are a range of quality literary themed gifts and local arts and crafts to suit every budget. Number 11 is licensed for the sale of alcohol daily from 10am - 8pm. We stock a small range of local and Scottish products including Bladnoch Whisky, Hills and Harbour Gin, and Sulwath Beer.

Open 10am - 4pm Mon - Sat, 12 noon - 4pm Sun, outwith Festival times and 9am - 5pm during Wigtown Book Festival.

 

 
Bookshops
At the Sign of the Dragon

St. Ninians

New Road

Wigtown

Wigtownshire

Scotland

DG8 9JL

01988 403446

Richard van der Voort

In business since 1971, we moved to Wigtown in 2002. In our extensive premises we stock New and Secondhand books and magazines on SF, Fantasy, Horror, Crime Fiction, Children's Fiction especially Fantasy, Film and TV tie-ins, Naval and Military both Non-Fiction and Fiction. Transport especially Railways. Parking inside on Drive. Opening Hours: 11am-4pm or by appointment. Visa and Mastercard accepted, retail and mail order.  

 
Beltie Books

6 Bank Street

Wigtown

DG8 9PH

01988 402730

The newest bookshop in Wigtown, Beltie Books opened in July 2013. In a delightful combination, an eighteenth century drawing room forms the bookshop, which is a front - both literally and metaphorically - for a spacious, airy, bright café and gallery.

An eclectic selection of books with an increasing focus on local and Scottish interest and history rewards the careful browser.

We will also buy books.

Fantastically good coffee and tea from a boutique merchant in Aberdeen compliment a small but fine menu of cakes and light meals, made on the premises, mainly from local ingredients, some grown in the garden where visitors can enjoy the sunshine - weather permitting, of course.

Pets may bring their well-behaved owners.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday. Thursday, Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 12noon to 4pm, Closed Tuesday

Self catering flat available, please see link below

http://www.discoverscotland.net/cottages/beltie-flat-BE01WI

 

 

 

 
Byre Books

24 South Main Street

Wigtown

DG8 9EH

0845 458 3813 (UK calls at local rates)

Laura Mustian and Shani Mustian

We specialise in second-hand books on World Mythology and Folklore, Scottish books, Theatre, Film and TV. There is also a small General stock and a Children?s section. We are fully wheelchair accessible and have a small, peaceful garden where you can sit and relax.

Opening Hours
7 days a week:
March - Oct 10am to 5.00pm (Sunday 11am - 4pm)
Nov - Feb 10am to 4.30pm

 
CurlyTale Books

18 North Main Street

Wigtown

Wigtownshire

Scotland

DG8 9HL

01988 402896

Jayne Baldwin & Shalla Gray

Welcome to the home of Big Bill the Beltie Bull and other stories! The team behind independent publisher Curly Tale Books Ltd now run the children’s bookshop previously known as The Box of Frogs. Apart from our own growing catalogue we also stock new and pre-loved books for children ranging from the latest titles to classic stories including a small selection of comics and graphic novels.  Toys, games, gifts and a wide range of greetings cards are always in stock. Regular readings, author visits and storytelling held regularly throughout the year.


Opening Hours
Six days per week - closed Sundays

April to September - 10m to 5pm

October to March - 10am to 4.00pm (also closed Thursday)

 
Festival Bookshop

Behind the Scottish Power Marquee 10am-5pm (6.30pm at weekends) during the Festival.

 

The Festival Bookshop hosts book signings, contains books by all the writers appearing at the festival as well as a selection of other recently published writing, and is the perfect place to browse for inspiration.

 
GC Books Ltd

Unit 10, Book Warehouse

Bladnoch Bridge Estate

Bladnoch

Dumfries and Galloway

Scotland

DG8 9AB

01988 402688

Large warehouse open to trade and the general public. We hold a large stock including History, Theology, Scottish Interest, Literature and Antiquarian. We offer a FREE book search service and will order both new and second hand books. GC publications are also available and include many local titles.
Book Tokens accepted.
Wheelchair access.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday. 

 
Glaisnock Cafe & Books

20 South Main St,
Wigtown
DG8 9EH

01988 402249

Glaisnock Café is located in the heart of Wigtown with a recently refurbished cosy café room, including comfortable sofa seating and breakfast bar & bar stools to enjoy the beautiful views looking over Wigtown Square gardens.  Drink, Eat, Relax, while away the hours, a warm welcome awaits you. We offer homemade hot & cold meals all day, light snacks, cakes, scones, sandwiches, paninis and soups as well as our daily specials. All cooked on the day in our kitchens. We now offer vegetarian and gluten free options. We are proud to supply a range of Thomsons of Glasgow Coffee including dark, medium and decaffinated roasts. All ground from beans on a daily basis. Speciality teas are also served. We source our meats and cheese from within the county to offer you an authentic taste of Galloway.

 

Stockists of second-hand Modern Fiction, Autobiographies and general Non-Fiction books, which can be found in our 'book cave' at the back of the café.


Opening Hours: 

 

March to October - 8am to 8pm every day

November to February - 9am - 4pm Monday to Saturday

 
Ming Books at Craft Hotel

30 Main Street

Wigtown

DG8 9HG

07500 0650076

Here at Craft we offer the chance to enjoy Wigtown's first evening book shop. How better to enjoy your evening than with a good book and a delicious glass of wine or revitalising beer? Open from 10am to 10pm Craft is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day and get your nose stuck into a gripping read. 

 
Number 11

Wigtown Festival Company

11 North Main Street

Wigtown

DG8 9HN

01988 402036

Number 11 is Wigtown Festival Company's shop which also houses the Festival Box Office.  We stock a wide range of new books, including some signed copies from authors who have attended Wigtown Book Festival. Also available are a range of quality literary themed gifts and local arts and crafts to suit every budget. Number 11 is licensed for the sale of alcohol daily from 10am - 8pm. We stock a small range of local and Scottish products including Bladnoch Whisky, Hills and Harbour Gin, and Sulwath Beer.

Open 10am - 4pm Mon - Sat, 12 noon - 4pm Sun, outwith Festival times and 9am - 5pm during Wigtown Book Festival.

 

 
ReadingLasses

17 South Main Street

Wigtown

Wigtownshire

Scotland

DG8 9EH

01988 403266

Jacqui Robertson

ReadingLasses boasts a quirky welcoming atmosphere for bookworms with a caffeine habit! There’s plenty of space to relax in comfy chairs and sofas, read a book, enjoy our wonderful coffee and home baking or treat yourself to lunch in our slightly more formal café.

ReadingLasses is the only women’s bookshop in Britain and our front room is dedicated to books ‘by and about women’. We are only one of only a few independent bookshops who stock directly from Persephone Books in Bloomsbury, a publishing house specialising in reprinting neglected fiction and non- fiction by mid-twentieth century women writers. Our middle room however, houses a more eclectic collection of books including travel and exploration, history, science and social sciences.

Our café always serves homemade soup and soda bread and a wide range of sandwiches along with a great selection of home baking.  We have gluten free and vegetarian options available.


Opening Hours : During Festival - 10am to 10pm
 

 

 
The Book End Studio

23 North Main Street

Wigtown

Dumfries and Galloway

Scotland

DG8 9HL

01988 402403

Julie Houston

A relatively small selection of books on a wide variety of subjects, stocked at the rear of the property, allowing for uninterrupted browsing. From gardening to fiction or kids to cookery, only a few of the subjects you will find in the Book End Studio.

Opening Hours
Mon - 12 to 2pm

Tues, Thur, Fri and Sat - 10am to 2.30pm

Wed, Sun - Closed

 
The Bookshop

17 North Main Street

Wigtown

Wigtownshire

Scotland

DG8 9HL

01988 402499

Shaun Bythell

Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. Nine well organised rooms, all full of books resting on nearly a mile of shelving. We have books on all subjects and regularly refresh our stock. We also buy books.

Opening Hours
9am to 7pm Monday to Saturday

 
The Old Bank Bookshop

7 South Main Street

Wigtown

Wigtownshire

Scotland

DG8 9EH

01988 402111

Ian & Joyce Cochrane 

The Old Bank Bookshop, which was taken over by Ian and Joyce in 2004, offers a warm welcome and over 5 rooms of high quality out-of-print, second-hand and antiquarian books on many subject areas including: General, Military and Local History; Literary and Classical Studies; Fiction and Literature (including Foreign) Children’s Collectibles; Theology/Philosophy; Natural History; Field Sports; Ornithology; Travel and Topography; Transport; Gardening/Horticulture; Architecture and Design; Cookery and Crafts and Scottish interest. Extensive sheet music and comprehensive Art book sections.

Wheelchair access. We also buy books.
French spoken. Songs Sung!

 

Opening Hours March to October – 7 Days 9 am to 6.30 pm. November to February (inc.) – 6 Days 10.30 am to 5 pm (closed Sundays)  

 
The Open Book (Residency)

2 High Street

Wigtown

DG8 9HQ

01988 402010

Launched in August 2014, The Open Book is a unique project that invites writers, artists and thinkers to Scotland’s book town to run a bookshop for a short period of time. It is designed to bring new creative talent to Wigtown and to raise awareness of issues facing booksellers everywhere. It is run through AirBnB and currently fully booked until June 2021. Watch this space for more opportunities to visit Scotland's National Book Town.

 

The Open Book shop (formerly Book Corner) is at 2 High Street.

Look out for activities in the shop during the week including free bedtime readings at 9.30pm.

 
Book Dealers
At the Sign of the Dragon

St. Ninians

New Road

Wigtown

Wigtownshire

Scotland

DG8 9JL

01988 403446

Richard van der Voort

In business since 1971, we moved to Wigtown in 2002. In our extensive premises we stock New and Secondhand books and magazines on SF, Fantasy, Horror, Crime Fiction, Children's Fiction especially Fantasy, Film and TV tie-ins, Naval and Military both Non-Fiction and Fiction. Transport especially Railways. Parking inside on Drive. Opening Hours: 11am-4pm or by appointment. Visa and Mastercard accepted, retail and mail order.  

 
Bookrests

15 Main Street

Bladnoch

Wigtown

DG8 9AB

01988 404047

Kevin Witt

 

I have a small. wide variety of books which includes Fiction, History and Art.

 

Please contact me for a private viewing of stock.

 

I buy or will sell books for individual customers.

 

For an online list of books:

www.amazong.co.uk/shops/A2I7K7SPB6W2SY

 
GC Books Ltd

Unit 10, Book Warehouse

Bladnoch Bridge Estate

Bladnoch

Dumfries and Galloway

Scotland

DG8 9AB

01988 402688

Large warehouse open to trade and the general public. We hold a large stock including History, Theology, Scottish Interest, Literature and Antiquarian. We offer a FREE book search service and will order both new and second hand books. GC publications are also available and include many local titles.
Book Tokens accepted.
Wheelchair access.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday. 

 
WebbooksUK.com Ltd

25, Bladnoch

Wigtown

Newton Stewart

Dumfries and Galloway

Scotland

DG8 9AB

01988 402190

Anne & Jim Vogler

We are an internet only business and buy academic books from libraries and private individuals. We are members of the P.B.F.A. and exhibit at some of their fairs. We are always interested in acquiring collections of academic material / non fiction, will travel long distances and have the experience and facilities to handle large quanties of books.

 
Publishers
GC Books Ltd

Unit 10, Book Warehouse

Bladnoch Bridge Estate

Bladnoch

Dumfries and Galloway

Scotland

DG8 9AB

01988 402688

Large warehouse open to trade and the general public. We hold a large stock including History, Theology, Scottish Interest, Literature and Antiquarian. We offer a FREE book search service and will order both new and second hand books. GC publications are also available and include many local titles.
Book Tokens accepted.
Wheelchair access.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday. 

 
Other Local Businesses
Craigard Gallery

13 North Main Street, 

Wigtown

DG8 9HL

07903 044929

Art Gallery in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, exhibiting and selling paintings, prints, ceramics, books and art materials. Cycle & child friendly.

Open Daily - 10am - 5pm

 
Hippidippidies Gifts & Gallery

25 South Main Street

Wigtown

DG8 9EH

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07920111780

Hippidippies has a variety of locally made crafts for sale, together with a range of Fair Trade gifts, hand made soaps, aromatherapy, jewellery and accessories. The shop also houses a picture gallery selling art, prints and photography by local artists. The gallery is available for small exhibitions and demonstrations.