Shelves of old paperback books, a person is peering through the gap in between the top and bottom shelves.


A town made of books

Wigtown - Scotland's National Book Town - is home to seventeen bookshops and book-related businesses. Open all year round, they offer a haven for readers and writers.

Buy books and support WBF

Bookselling is just one of the ways that Wigtown Book Festival sustains itself. The Festival Company runs the Number 11 Bookshop (new and contemporary) as well as the Open Book (second-hand). At the autumn festival, we also operate a temporary shop selling titles specific to that year's events.

Wigtown Festival Company, shop and box office. Cream painted building with green trim. Four planters with flowers stand outside.

Number 11

Open year-round, Number 11 is Wigtown Festival Company's book and gift shop. We stock a wide range of new books, including signed copies from Festival authors.

Also available are a range of quality literary themed gifts and local arts and crafts to suit every budget. We stock a small range of local and Scottish products including Bladnoch Whisky, Hills and Harbour Gin, and Five Kingdoms Beer (Number 11 is licensed for the sale of alcohol daily from 10am-8pm).

Opening hours

Year round: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm

During Wigtown Book Festival: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm