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I found great books on Scotland and on Dumfries and Galloway in particular. A great local bookstore... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anne S
Madison, Wisconsin
Could spend hours here!

A gem of a place with so many nooks and crannies filled with books, you'd probably find something... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Alison W
via mobile
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“book club”(2 reviews)
“resident cat”(2 reviews)
We don't serve soup. Or seafood platter.
17 North Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9HL, Scotland
+44 1988 402499
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I found great books on Scotland and on Dumfries and Galloway in particular. A great local bookstore has the personality of its owner on display, and Shaun clearly has a big personality. I could have spent many, many hours here.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A gem of a place with so many nooks and crannies filled with books, you'd probably find something new in each visit. Particularly liked the reading snug up a ladder, and the oddities on the walls and the ceilings.

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Purportedly the biggest used bookshop in the UK. Clearly the biggest in Wigtown and probably the best. Strong in nonfiction. Fiction offerings not large. Large Scottish room in back provides tons of books on Scotland and is excellent. Whole stack of Irish books near entrance...More

2  Thank marko18745
Reviewed 26 May 2018

I first found out about this shop when I read Shaun's book. It was so endearing that I wanted to come and visit, so did. Even better seeing the shop than reading about it, Shaun was a lovely person, who is doing a huge amount...More

Thank isla B
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Just finished The Diary of A Bookseller. Brilliant. This place is a must see. Heaven on earth or what?

1  Thank Alice H
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I had just read Diary of a Book Seller - the shop lived up to my expectations - 'how to look good for men' was in the embroidery section - exactly as expectedy! Didn't meet the cat, wish Nick was still there, as would like...More

Thank Elvis88runner
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Visited with family as we sampled most of the town's other shops. A huge amount of books and rooms, nooks and crannies. Most seem well catalogued and organised, however, there is clearly too much stock so there are large numbers of stuffed boxes and crates...More

2  Thank Hill_family_uk
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I was in heaven from the moment I stopped in. There are books as far as the eye can see and I think if Sean, the owner, could figure out how to install a bookshelf in the ceiling, he would. Literally every other space had...More

1  Thank nkkgytn
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

When my boyfriend told me that he'd booked us 2 nights in Scotland in February my heart sank. I feared cold and rain and being in the middle of nowhere. Luckily he knows me well and had chosen Wigtown which is Scotland's National Book Town....More

2  Thank pollyjean86
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Took a trip south recently with my wife and ended up in Wigtown. Having strolled around the small village centre we ended up chatting to Shaun in The Book Shop. This has got to be the most interesting and fantastic second hand book shop I...More

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