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The Book Shop

17 North Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9HL, Scotland
+44 1988 402499
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Just finished The Diary of A Bookseller. Brilliant. This place is a must see. Heaven on earth or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alice H
Definitely worth visiting- read the book first

I had just read Diary of a Book Seller - the shop lived up to my expectations - 'how to look good... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Elvis88runner
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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We don't serve soup. Or seafood platter.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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17 North Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9HL, Scotland
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+44 1988 402499
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Alice H
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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
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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

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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

Thank nkkgytn
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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

1  Thank pollyjean86
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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

Thank big-murdo
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is probably the most amazing book shop I have ever been in. There are so many books here you could spend all day in here browsing the shelves. There are so many different rooms with books floor to ceiling it is absolutely wonderful. You...More

Thank Mikey_P7
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Can’t fault the range of stock and it was well categorised into subjects. Visit was a good experience until we realised later that we had been given a £5 note in our change that had been out of circulation for 6 months and could only...More

Thank 550susanu
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The antipodean section would be accessible only to South Sudanese basketballers. This is, of course, a problem for an Australian customer like myself. It would also be awkward for any cleaner who happened to be of the Muslim faith, who, in my experience, would feel...More

Thank Malcolm_Prentis
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Visited the Book Shop for the launch of the McAvinchey Codex (Wigtown Edition). Owner was disappointingly pleasant.

Thank Dougie M
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