Wigtown Festival Company bookshop, the shop front in Wigtown. Wigtown Festival Company bookshop, the shop front in Wigtown.

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Every purchase made through our online shop and in person at Number 11 supports Wigtown Book Festival and the charitable activities of Wigtown Festival Company.

Our shop at Number 11 is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday - Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you.

Wigtown Book Festival

New Arrivals

    • Adrián Maldonado

      Crucible of Nations
      A new look at National Museums Scotland collect...
      A new look at National Museums Scotland collections covering the period 800-1200: the fall of the Pictish kingdoms and rise of the Viking Age; the emergence of new players like Alba, Moray, Strathc...
    • Matt Gaw

      Under the Stars : A Journey Into Light
      Moonlight, starlight, the ethereal glow of snow...
      Moonlight, starlight, the ethereal glow of snow in winter ... When you flick off a switch, other forms of light begin to reveal themselves. In this beautifully written exploration of the power of t...
    • Vivien Jones

      Southlight 32
      Southlight 32 is the latest print edition of Du...
      Southlight 32 is the latest print edition of Dumfries & Galloway’s very own literary magazine, which publishes the best of new poetry  and short stories alongside black and white prints and pho...
    • Andrew Cotter

      Dog Days : A Year with Olive & Mabel
      Join Andrew Cotter and his superstar Labradors,...
      Join Andrew Cotter and his superstar Labradors, Olive and Mabel, as he takes a clear-eyed, often hilarious walk through the ups and downs of a year that encompasses all of life from the crushingly ...
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      Southlight 31
      Southlight 31 is the previous print edition of ...
      Southlight 31 is the previous print edition of Dumfries & Galloway’s very own literary magazine, which publishes the best of new poetry and short stories alongside black and white prints and ph...
    • Clare Hunter

      Embroidering Her Truth : Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power
      I felt that Mary was there, pulling at my sleev...
      I felt that Mary was there, pulling at my sleeve, willing me to appreciate the artistry, wanting me to understand the dazzle of the material world that shaped her. At her execution Mary, Queen of S...
    • Jeremy Bowen

      The Making of the Modern Middle East : A Personal History
      Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East Editor, has...
      Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East Editor, has been covering the region since 1989 and is uniquely placed to explain its complex past and its troubled present. In The Making of the Modern Middle E...
    • Gavin Barwell

      Chief of Staff : An Insider's Account of Downing Street's Most Turbulent Years
      Since the EU referendum of 2016, British politi...
      Since the EU referendum of 2016, British politics has witnessed a barrage of crises, resignations and general elections. Theresa May's premiership was the most turbulent of all. In her darkest hour...
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Buy a curated package of books, sourced from our shop at Number 11 and other booksellers in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town.

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    • Shaun Bythell

      Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops
      In twenty years behind the till in The Bookshop...
      In twenty years behind the till in The Bookshop, Wigtown, Shaun Bythell has met pretty much every kind of customer there is - from the charming, erudite and deep-pocketed to the eccentric, flatulen...
    • Patrick Laurie

      Native: Life in a Vanishing Landscape
      Desperate to connect with his native Galloway, ...
      Desperate to connect with his native Galloway, Patrick Laurie plunges into work on his family farm in the hills of southwest Scotland. Investing in the oldest and most traditional breeds of Gallowa...
    • Wigtown Festival Bookshop

      Southlight 29
      Southlight 29 is a previous print edition of Du...
      Southlight 29 is a previous print edition of Dumfries & Galloway’s very own literary magazine, which publishes the best of new poetry and short stories alongside black and white prints and phot...
    • Wigtown Festival Bookshop

      Wigtown Festival Bookshop Gift Card
      Would you like to buy a book as a gift, but don...
      Would you like to buy a book as a gift, but don't know which one to choose?  Why not give a Wigtown Festival Bookshop Gift Card instead and the recipient can make their own choice?   Gift Cards ar...
    • Shaun Bythell

      Confessions of a Bookseller
      Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in W...
      Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms....
    • Ann Lingard

      The Fresh and the Salt
      Firths and estuaries are liminal places, where ...
      Firths and estuaries are liminal places, where land meets sea and tides meet freshwater. Their unique ecosystems support a huge range of marine and other wildlife: human activity too is profoundly ...
    • Kathleen Hart

      Devorgilla Days
      Signed copies supplied. This is a story about u...
      Signed copies supplied. This is a story about uncovering the things that really matter, and discovering what makes us feel alive. It is a story about finding that inner strength and resilience, and...
    • Josie Neill

      There's ma Mammy Wavin'
      Josie Neill has been writing beautiful, grounde...
      Josie Neill has been writing beautiful, grounded Scots poetry for half a century. Her poetry evokes a rural childhood long gone but tackles contemporary issues too. In a time when writing in Scots ...
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Children's Books

    • Wigtown Festival Bookshop

      Wigtown Festival Bookshop Gift Card
      Would you like to buy a book as a gift, but don...
      Would you like to buy a book as a gift, but don't know which one to choose?  Why not give a Wigtown Festival Bookshop Gift Card instead and the recipient can make their own choice?   Gift Cards ar...
    • Ross MacKenzie

      The Otherwhere Emporium
      The mysterious Nowhere Emporium has appeared on...
      The mysterious Nowhere Emporium has appeared once more. With its shining bricks the colour of midnight, and rich scents of melting chocolate and exotic spices, it's easy to see why inquisitive Mirr...
    • Jackie Morris

      The House Without Windows
      Discover this extraordinary lost classic of nat...
      Discover this extraordinary lost classic of nature writing - a fable about wildness and the desire to escape - beautifully illustrated by beloved artist and The Lost Words creator Jackie Morris. Li...
    • Barbara Henderson

      The Seige of Caerlaverock
      12-year-old Ada is a laundress of little conseq...
      12-year-old Ada is a laundress of little consequence but the new castle commander Brian de Berclay has his evil eye on her. Perhaps she shouldn't have secretly fed the young prisoner in the tower. ...
    • Alan Windram

      One Button Benny and the Gigantic Catastrophe
      The follow up to the award-winning One Button B...
      The follow up to the award-winning One Button Benny picture book and the second book in the series. Benny's new adventure sees all the robots having to work together when more aliens arrive on thei...
    • Jackie Morris

      The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes
      A wonderfully illustrated and sumptuous collect...
      A wonderfully illustrated and sumptuous collection of nursery rhymes for all ages, including many favourite rhymes as well as some that will be a delightful discovery. Originally published as The C...
    • Anna Wilson

      Vlad the World's Worst Vampire
      Vlad is the youngest member of the Impaler fami...
      Vlad is the youngest member of the Impaler family, the bravest vampires that ever lived. But Vlad isn't very brave at all. He's even a little bit scared of the dark! All Vlad wants is some friends ...
    • Joseph Coelho

      A Year of Nature Poems
      A poem for every month, this is a beautiful ant...
      A poem for every month, this is a beautiful anthology of nature poems by best-loved children's poet, Joseph Coelho encourages a love for the natural world and the importance of looking after it. 'a...
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About us

Regeneration through books

In 1999 the new Scottish Parliament acknowledged Wigtown as Scotland’s National Book Town, and in the same year the first Book Festival took place. 

Since then, Wigtown has hosted an annual autumn literary festival, with a growing calendar of events through the year.

Our own bookshop has now joined the collection of booksellers in the town.

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