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Jayne, Shalla and Fiona

Jayne, Shalla and Fiona


We’re delighted to announce that Curly Tale Books will be taking over the Box of Frogs children’s bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown.

Owner Fiona Murphie was one of the first people to open a bookshop in Wigtown and she played a key role in helping the town to gain it’s National Booktown status. She was also a prime mover in the development of the annual book festival – which began as a children’s event – and for the first few years almost single-handedly ran the bookshop at the annual event. When Fiona decided that, after more than 15 years, she wanted to hand the reins to someone else Jayne and Shalla felt this was an ideal move for their business. Fiona is a very hard act to follow but Curly Tale Books plan to continue to stock a broad range of books, toys and gifts while bringing in some ideas of their own.

The shop, previously known as The Box of Frogs, will open as Curly Tale Books at 10am on Saturday 7th November with a grand opening. We’ll keep you posted with further details and we’ll also be opening a page on this website to keep you up to date with the shop.

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