Independent Bookshop Week 2017

  We’re celebrating Independent Bookshop Week at our Wigtown Bookshop between 24th June and 1st July. As members of the Booksellers Association we’re delighted to be taking part. We have several great competitions with fab prizes that will be running on our facebook page all week. We’ve also got a fun Where’s Wally Competition with […]

Brilliant Competition to Celebrate the Beltie Bairns Third birthday!

We’ve got a great competition over on our facebook page to win this lovely A3 print of an illustration by Shalla Gray from our book Big Bill and the Beltie Bairns. We’re celebrating that it’s now three years since we first launched our second Beltie book. So many people have loved this book that we […]

Fantastic Spring Weekend

We had a great set of events at this year’s Wigtown Spring Weekend with a range of authors and storytellers dropping in to our shop in Scotland’s National Booktown. Amanda Sunderland brought along her little dog who inspired her first book for children – Wee McAsh to the Rescue. She’s now busy creating another adventure […]

Spring Weekend at Curly Tales

We’ve got some great events lined up at Curly Tales during the annual Wigtown Spring Weekend. At this small festival all the workshops, talks and readings are held in bookshop venues. On Saturday 29th April at 11am you can meet Amanda Sunderland and the inspiration for her adorable character Wee McAsh – her miniature dachshund […]

Beltie Tales at Big DoG in Dumfries!

  We had a fabulous time at the first Big DoG Festival held in Dumfries organised by the Wigtown Festival Company. We were really chuffed to be asked to take part in what was a fantastic line-up of writers, musicians and storytellers including Debi Gliori, Jonathan Meres, Mairi Hedderwick and Chae Strathie. We read all […]

Wild Fayre at the Wild Film Festival Scotland

We’re going to be in Dumfries this Saturday (25th March) for the Wild Film Fayre being held at the Theatre Royal. We’re going to be in great company alongside talented craftspeople from all over Dumfries and Galloway. We’ll have a stand featuring our lovely books and books by our friends who are also writers and […]

Scottish Book Trade Conference

  Shalla and Jayne attended the Scottish Book Trade Conference in Edinburgh recently wearing their hats as publishers and as booksellers. The conference attracts representatives from all aspects of the world of books including wholesalers, publishing companies big and small, and booksellers from independents like Curly Tale Books to high street chains like Waterstones.  It […]

Mini Library Tour in Dumfries and Galloway

  We’ve had great fun during Book Week Scotland touring some of the wonderful libraries in Dumfries and Galloway. We started off at Castle Douglas and have also been to Gatehouse of Fleet, Lochside and Lochthorn in Dumfries and Stranraer. We’ve been reading our latest book Big Bill and the Larking Lambs to lots of […]