Monday, January 19, 2009

Ceilidh Place Bookshop & The Ullapool Bookshop (Ullapool)

At the suggestion of Sam Kelly here are two more bookshop that are a long way from anywhere, but very well worth a visit. There’s the Ceilidh Place in Ullapool. It’s not only a bookshop as it is actually located in a hotel! The Ceilidh Place hotel was voted the best hotel in the "Good for the Soul" category in 2005. It was started in 1970 by Robert Urquhart who was born there in 1921. He started a small café in the boat shed but had aspirations for a place where not only postcards but life histories could be written. A place for eating, meeting, talking and singing. What could be better?

While you’re in Ullapool don’t forget to also visit the Ullapool Bookshop on Quay Street. It's a short walk from the hotel.

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1 comment:

agnes said...

I confirm the Ullapool bookshop isworth a visit. I've been here in 2006 during holidays in Scotland (in Altandhu) and we still remember the city and the bookshop. I write with a pen "Ullapool bookshop" and appreciate this "souvenir" of this place!