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When we say more than an outdoor store we really do mean it! You’ll find a carefully curated book department with some of the latest fiction, non-fiction, and reference material on the island. With new releases being brought in all the time you won’t be left short of a holiday read or two.

We stock all major maps and activity special guidebooks from climbing to paddleboarding and everything in-between. Using our owner Andrews previous knowledge of the book industry it’s hard to beat the quality of titles in stock – why not pick up the next big read online or in-store.

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Allen, John - Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue Allen, John - Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue
£12.95
1 in stock
The Cairngorm mountains in Scotland are a magnet for climbers and walkers. John Allen spent more than thirty years in the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team saving the lost and injured. This special anniversary edition of his story includes additional photographs and new chapters discussing how mountain rescue has developed over the last decade.
Angela Harding Notebook - Fishing Otter Angela Harding Notebook - Fishing Otter
£9.99
9 in stock
Beautiful and luxurious the journals combine high-quality production with magnificent art. Perfect as a gift, and an essential personal choice for writers, notetakers, travellers, students, poets and diarists. Features a wide range of well-known and modern artists, with new artworks published throughout the year. BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED. The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed t…
Angela Harding Notebook - Harbour Whippets Angela Harding Notebook - Harbour Whippets
£9.99
7 in stock
Beautiful and luxurious the journals combine high-quality production with magnificent art. Perfect as a gift, and an essential personal choice for writers, notetakers, travellers, students, poets and diarists. Features a wide range of well-known and modern artists, with new artworks published throughout the year. BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED. The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed t…
Angela Harding Notebook - Salt Path Angela Harding Notebook - Salt Path
£9.99
2 in stock
Beautiful and luxurious the journals combine high-quality production with magnificent art. Perfect as a gift, and an essential personal choice for writers, notetakers, travellers, students, poets and diarists. Features a wide range of well-known and modern artists, with new artworks published throughout the year. BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED. The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed t…
Angela Harding Notebook - Seal Song Angela Harding Notebook - Seal Song
£9.99
11 in stock
Beautiful and luxurious the journals combine high-quality production with magnificent art. Perfect as a gift, and an essential personal choice for writers, notetakers, travellers, students, poets and diarists. Features a wide range of well-known and modern artists, with new artworks published throughout the year. BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED. The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed t…
Angela Harding Notebook - Shooting Star Angela Harding Notebook - Shooting Star
£9.99
6 in stock
A beautiful hardback notebook with decorated cover and ruled inner pages. Featuring a pocket ribbon and magnetic closure. 176 pages and 1 illustration. ISBN: 9781839642944 Series: Flame Tree Notebooks Dimensions: 210mm x 148mm x 17mm
Angela Harding Pocket Notebook - Fishing Otter Angela Harding Pocket Notebook - Fishing Otter
£7.99
6 in stock
Beautiful and luxurious the journals combine high-quality production with magnificent art. Perfect as a gift, and an essential personal choice for writers, notetakers, travellers, students, poets and diarists. Features a wide range of well-known and modern artists, with new artworks published throughout the year. BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED. The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed t…
Angela Harding Set of 3 Midi Notebooks Angela Harding Set of 3 Midi Notebooks
£8.99
4 in stock
The Angela Harding Set of 3 Midi Notebooks features a collection of three midi, foiled notebooks, each with a different beautiful design. With alternating lined and blank pages, a sturdy cover and rounded corners, they are perfect to be carried everywhere!
Angela Harding Set of 3 Mini Notebooks Angela Harding Set of 3 Mini Notebooks
£5.99
7 in stock
The Angela Harding Set of 3 Mini Notebooks features a collection of three mini, foiled notebooks, each with a different beautiful design. With alternating lined and blank pages, a sturdy cover and rounded corners, they are perfect to be carried everywhere!
Arran Bird Report 2023 Arran Bird Report 2023
£9.99
13 in stock
Where are most bird species seen on Arran? How many different types of owl are on Arran? When was the last Ptarmigan seen on Arran? For all your birdwatching questions on Arran, the best place to start is the annual bird report. With a great team effort, the Arran Natural History Society has again got the annual bird report in outlets throughout the island for the Easter holidays. With a stunning…
Baker, Patrick - Unremembered Places (Paperback) Baker, Patrick - Unremembered Places (Paperback)
£9.99
2 in stock
There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are touchstones to incredible stories and past lives which still resonate today. Yet why are so many of these ‘wild histories’ unnoticed and overlooked? And what can they tell us about our own modern identity? From the high mountain passes of an ancient droving route to a desolate moorland graveyard, from uninhabite…
Campbell, Thorbjorn - Arran: A History Campbell, Thorbjorn - Arran: A History
£12.99
8 in stock
Arran is an archaeological and geological treasure trove of stunning scenic beauty. Its history stretches back to the great stone circles, more than 5,000 years old, whose remnants still decorate the plains of Machrie. Runic inscriptions tell of a Viking occupation lasting centuries. Later, in 1307, King Robert the Bruce began his triumphant comeback from Arran. Subsequently, the island was repeat…
Dennis, Roy - Restoring the Wild (pbk) Dennis, Roy - Restoring the Wild (pbk)
£10.99
2 in stock
The distinctive white-tailed sea eagle was driven to extinction in Britain more than 200 years ago, but this immense predator is making a return to our skies, thanks to Roy Dennis, an ornithologist, conservationist and arguably the driving force behind the UK's reintroduction agenda. Roy was instrumental in returning the Osprey, red kite and golden eagle to the British Isles, but the road to reint…
Dinky Map - North & East Arran Dinky Map - North & East Arran
£4.99
In stock
Printed on tough waterproof paper our Dinky Map of North & East Arran is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Isle of Arran for a few days. We've chosen our favourite walks and mapped them onto OS Map paper, listed each start point and added some essential information to make the most of your time on Arran. The map covers Brodick up to Lochranza and folds down to pocket size. Ideal for the cas…
Dunn, Dianna - Hullabaloo on Arran Dunn, Dianna - Hullabaloo on Arran
£9.99
2 in stock
Hullabaloo, the cat, lives on the Isle of Arran. he and his best friend, macGregor, the dog, love two things: Food and Fun. In pursuit of these, the two pets cause havoc wherever they go! The rhyming stories in this book are suitable for all ages. The lively pictures feature well-known locations and real characters from the Isle of Arran.
Flyn, Cal - Islands of Abandonment Flyn, Cal - Islands of Abandonment
£9.99
2 in stock
This is a book about abandoned places: ghost towns and exclusion zones, no man’s lands and fortress islands – and what happens when nature is allowed to reclaim its place. In Chernobyl, following the nuclear disaster, only a handful of people returned to their dangerously irradiated homes. On an uninhabited Scottish island, feral cattle live entirely wild. In Detroit, once America’s fourth-largest…
Glover, Merryn - Of Stone and Sky Glover, Merryn - Of Stone and Sky
£9.99
1 in stock
After Highland shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his possessions is found in the Cairngorm mountains. Writing the eulogy for his memorial years later, his foundling-sister Mo seeks to discover why he vanished. Younger brother Sorley is also haunted by his absence and driven to reveal the forces that led to Colvin’s disappearance. Is their brother alive or dead? Set on a farmi…
Gray, Alex - Before The Storm Gray, Alex - Before The Storm
£7.99
4 in stock
Your favourite Scottish detective is back with a brand new case, one that threatens to destroy everything. Inspector Daniel Kohi of the Zimbabwean police force returns home one night to find his worst nightmare has been realised. His family dead, his house destroyed, and in fear for his life, he is forced to flee the country he loves. Far away in Glasgow, DSI William Lorimer has his hands full. Ch…
Horrible Histories: Scotland (Newspaper Edition) Horrible Histories: Scotland (Newspaper Edition)
£8.99
3 in stock
Discover all the foul facts about the history of the highlands with history’s most horrible headlines: Scottish edition. The master of making history fun, Terry Deary, turns his attention to Scotland. From the truth about William Wallace and the disgusting details of sick Scottish torture techniques to how to terrify a tourist with gory Scottish ghost stories. It’s all in Horrible Histories: Scotl…
Katies Coo: Scots Rhymes for Wee Folk Katies Coo: Scots Rhymes for Wee Folk
£6.99
3 in stock
Katie's Coo is a collection of eight of Scotland's best loved rhymes and songs. Little ones can sing or chant along with their parents, aunties, uncles, sisters, brothers and grandparents to 'Wee Willie Winky', 'Ally Bally Bee' and more, whilst enjoying the bright colours and friendly farm animals along the w ay. Illustrated by award-winning artist Karen Sutherland and developed alongside the Scot…
Magnusson, Sally - The Ninth Child Magnusson, Sally - The Ninth Child
£9.99
1 in stock
A spellbinding novel combining Scottish folklore with hidden history, by the Sunday Times bestselling author Sally Magnusson. Loch Katrine waterworks, 1856. A Highland wilderness fast becoming an industrial wasteland. No place for a lady. Isabel Aird is aghast when her husband is appointed doctor to an extraordinary waterworks being built miles from the city. But Isabel, denied the motherhood role…

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