Pitlochry Station Bookshop

Pitlochry Station Bookshop: Address, Phone Number, Pitlochry Station Bookshop Reviews: 4.5/5

Pitlochry Station Bookshop
4.5
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Second hand bookshop. Most volumes are just £1 each. The Bookshop is run entirely by volunteers so all income is donated to six selected charities.
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David W S
Linlithgow, UK124 contributions
Good cookery book selection at very reasonable prices.
Oct 2020
Wide selection of books at very reasonable prices.

Staff were very friendly and happy to assist and to 'pass the time of day'.

Over 2 days I bought 4 cookery books that I had not seen before.

I stayed at Fishers Hotel which is a 2 minute walk away from the shop.

I will be back any time I an in the vicinity.
Written 11 October 2020
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Kelly C
53 contributions
Bought one, donated one!
Dec 2019 • Solo
Currently on holiday in the local area and finished reading my book last night (a bargain from Cancer Research in Peterhead) so took it along to donate and then spent some time browsing for a new book.

I plumped for a Catherine Cookson but there was a huge range of books available. Fantastic idea at a time when many 'chain' charity shops limit the book donations they will accept
Written 5 December 2019
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JTW7759
Lanark, UK123 contributions
NOT TO BE MISSED
Oct 2019
Many many titles to be had in all types of books and sections.
Generally £1 unless marked otherwise, but I got a fantastic gardening book big thick and never read for £2, but still a fantastic bargain.
My wife and I bought more than a few books and the monies paid all go to charity.
Unpaid volunteer staff are all very helpful, polite and add to this unique and charming bookshop which is a truly wonderful place to visit.
Will go again when back in Pitlochry
Written 29 October 2019
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WorkingtonJuliet
workington54 contributions
Heaven
Jul 2019
Books generally cost £1. An amazing range of titles. Coffee. Seats. Lovely volunteers. Unusual books, not just bestselling paperbacks. Picked a dozen and could easily have doubled that. Ohh temptation!
Written 6 July 2019
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Thank you for your review. I'm glad you have enjoyed your visit and it's so easy to buy 12 books when the prices are so good. Hope you will be able to come again sometime. Oh, our charities thank you too.
Written 7 July 2019
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Jimmy S
Dundee, UK58 contributions
A Station Bookshop - but WH Smith it isn't!
Oct 2018 • Solo
With too much time to kill before visiting the theatre at 2pm, I sauntered along to the station and was pleased - nay, delighted - to find this little shop. With so many books in stock, one may expect a bit of a jumble, but no, everything is very well presented. Lots of books for children along with specialist titles for grown-ups.

The lady in charge on that day was very pleasant and helpful, and even directed me - and several other visitors - to the Hydro Exhibition Centre which I'd never heard of.

I was determined to avoid making a purchase as I am needing to rid my home of stuff, but on leaving, a book on the outer shelf caught my eye. What better to buy in a railway station than "The Railway Detective"? The story starts in London a mere 12 years prior to the opening of Pitlochry Station, so I was in my element, almost hearing the hissing steam, smelling the smoke and listening to the clip-clop of hansom cabs!

In mint condition, I had to add a bit extra to the £1 requested... and I loved the bonus - a free bookmark. So thank you, Bookshop. Keep up the good work!
Written 22 October 2018
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Michael G
Edinburgh, UK45 contributions
Don't miss out!
Sep 2018 • Solo
Even if you're not travelling by train you should make an effort to visit this book shop on Platform 1 at Pitlochry Station. It's a treasure trove packed with a wonderful range of books many of which are only £1.00. There's an extensive Scottish section and a wide range of reading of all descriptions. It's worth taking time to browse the packed shelves as there's bound to be a wee gem that catches your eye. The volunteer staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and all the proceeds go to local charities. There's also a coffee machine!
Written 12 September 2018
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Thanks for your review, MIchael. We do appreciate it. Our £1 books have brought us income of a quarter of a million pounds, so far, and every penny has gone to our charities. Thanks for spreading the news and I hope that you can visit at another time in the future. Best wishes to you, Brian
Written 13 September 2018
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Kaitlin-ElenaFerrie
204 contributions
Little piece of Book Heaven
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a lovely shop.I have visited it every time I've been in Pitlochry.I usually end up buying books to add to my already heavy luggage.3 books for £3 and great ones at that.I recall being there in winter when One could buy hot chocolate.Staff are always very welcoming and friendly and you can browse around to your heart's content while waiting for your train.Thank you Pitlochry Station Bookshop.
Written 7 August 2018
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Thanks for your review and your purchases. I hope you are able to come back on many more visits!
Written 9 August 2018
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EvieD63
Levenmouth, UK44 contributions
Well worth a visit!
Jun 2018 • Solo
We visit every time we come to Pitlochry and stock up and pass on good condition paperbacks and hardbacks. The paperbacks are £1 each - the charity shops are more expensive! The staff are friendly and helpful and it supports excellent charities. Well worth a visit - leave with some excellent, up to date books and keep supporting their charities!
Written 16 June 2018
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Thanks for your review with an apology for not responding when you submitted it. I'm glad you enjoy your visits. All those donations and £1 purchases have allowed us to reach a total of a quarter of a million pounds as of last week. Thanks.
Written 9 August 2018
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vuepoint
Torquay, UK903 contributions
Well Worth Supporting
May 2018 • Couples
Part of the Pitlochry Rail Station this little bookshop works for charity and offers loads of books around £1 each.
Lady behind the counter was friendly and helpful as we browsed the shelves looking for good holiday reads.
Well worth a visit and supporting a worthwhile charity at the same time.
Written 21 May 2018
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Thanks for your support. We're almost at a quarter of a million pounds now and all money raised goes to our six charities. Please come again.
Written 22 May 2018
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dgibsonbamenda
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
what a find!
Sep 2017 • Couples
A real treasure of a place. Small, charity bookshop with volunteer staff. An excellent range of books of all stripes. Prices very reasonable - many books only £1.00 and in good condition. Don't miss it
Written 20 September 2017
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Thanks for your review. I hope you will visit again. You may lilke to know that we have recently been awarded the title of "Vountary Fundraising group of the Year," specifically for our fundraising for Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance. Thanks for your purchases.
Written 24 October 2017
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