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The Book Shop, Wigtown

(4.2/5 based on 80 reviews on the web)
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  • Sprawling bookshop that seeks (and succeeds) to cover all permutations of the printed word on one floor (and up a few staircases). As a fiction lover, the paperback fiction shelves were a little disap...  more »
  • Staff answered questions from two bibliophiles with great knowledge and pointed us in the right direction to have an interesting hour.  more »
  • It's difficult to rate "the bookshop" in Wigtown as there are quite a lot of them. The largest bookshop in Scotland is awesome and so are all of the other shops and bookshop cafes in the Main Street o...  more »
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  • Always take a trip to Scotlands book town when we are visiting my family in Newton Stewart. This is a favourite shop, I always spend time looking at the vintage maps, old atlases and everything else besides!
  • I love the bookshop. I love the staff because they are friendly and I think they appreciate my sense of humour. Just about every subject you can think of including some very obscure things can be found and the atmostphere of the shop is like one of going back into the past. I sometimes half expect to meet professor Higgins as the bookshop reminds me of his library in the film, "My Fair Lady". A lot of the notices that adorn the shop make me smile, and some of them make me think. When I am in Wigtown, the bookshop is my first port of call. I can sum up what I think of the place and the staff in three simple words. I LOVE IT.
  • I left with a Gutenberg bible, over which I haggled the androgynous owner down from £6m to 50p. The Cullen Skink was magnificent.
  • Amazing selection. Best bookshop I've been in. Has that "old book" smell with so many rooms to explore, you can't leave without finding a handful of gems to leave with. If you love books and reading, you need to see this place.