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Scottish Wanderlust Book Club
Bookshops: Northern Isles  


Birsay Books

"We are a small online bookseller specialisting in rare and unusual books mostly published before 1900. Our main focus is on natural history, history, science and mathematics, voyages and travel, illustrated and some literature, but we have a range of other works too."

Address: Craiglands, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2ND

Number: +44 (0) 749 612 2658


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The Orcadian Bookshop

"We are an independent bookshop located on the Orkney Islands. We stock thousands of titles including many by Orcadian writers."

Address: 50 Albert St, Kirkwall KW15 1HQ

Number: +44 (0) 185 687 8000



Stromness Books & Prints

"Scotland's only drive-in bookshop. Just like a cat, you never really own a bookshop, and the people who have cared for this bookshop have been Charles Senior, John Broom, Tam MacPhail and the current handler Sheena. It opened in 1970 as a second hand bookshop run by Charles Senior. When John L Broom, the local librarian, took it over he began to sell blue penguin paperbacks. By the time time Tam took the reins in the late seventies maps were on sale. Before it was a bookshop the premises were part of Stockan’s bakery. Before that the tiny building was a tea shop, a painters and a grocers."

Address: 1 Graham Place, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BY

Number: +44 (0) 185 685 0565


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The Shetland Times Bookshop

"The Shetland Times Bookshop is a long-established, family-owned bookshop in Lerwick, Shetland. Our shop is a welcoming and interesting place to browse and explore, offering outstanding service and an array of books and unique, bespoke gifts. We have a passionate and knowledgeable team and we aim to offer every local interest book currently in print, including our own extensive list of locally related publications."

Address: Commercial St, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0AJ

Number: +44 (0) 159 569 5531


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