… turn down the pend by the Market Cross through a small wild peace garden to a room full of books
Our shop in Wigtown will stay closed until next Spring, since we anticipate that large-scale building works at the adjacent flats will leave us hard to reach.
By then we will doubtless have learnt how to welcome you safely.
The secondhand bookshop specializing in books on Folklore and Mythology, Theatre, Film and TV, Archaeology, Poetry, Scotland and books of Scottish and Gaelic interest.
Open 10 – 5pm Mon-Tues-Fri-Sat, 11 – 4pm Sun
Closed Wednesday and Thursday
Winter – we are open most weekends, or by appointment.
Sat 10 – 4pm, Sun 11 – 4pm
Byre Books is in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown.
We no longer sell books through this website, but all our books are listed on . . .
You can still order direct from us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We are members of the Association of Wigtown Booksellers and subscribe to their Code of conduct for Fair Trade.
FOLKLORE AND MYTHOLOGY
Our main focus here is on story-telling from around the world: the fable, the wonder tale, the legend. Tales of origins lead on to mythology, custom and belief, anthropology and archaeology, not to mention the wilder shores of Forteana.
Our books explore Scottish history, biography, landscape and all aspects of Scottish cultural life. We have a growing Gaelic section, and are keen to buy interesting Gaelic titles.
STAGE AND SCREEN
We specialise in play-scripts of all kinds, also film scripts and radio plays. There are books on the actor’s craft and theatre technique, theatrical history, film history, actor biographies, film and TV tie-ins and Shakespearean criticism.
We have a large selection of books on Archaeology, and also Latin and Greek classics.
We also sell good books of general interest.