Byre Books

Welcome to Byre Books

… turn down the pend by the Market Cross through a small wild peace garden to a room full of books

Byre Books will continue to sell books on-line. You can search our stock at ABE, Antiqbook and Biblio.

The secondhand bookshop specializing in books on Folklore and Mythology, Theatre, Film and TV, Archaeology, Poetry, Scotland and books of Scottish and Gaelic interest.

Opening Times:

10 – 3pm Wednesday and Saturday,

11 – 3pm Sunday

Card payments accepted.

Byre Books is in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown.

We no longer sell books through this website, but all our books are listed onĀ . . . , Antiqbook , ABE Books

You can still order direct from us by emailing

We are members of the Association of Wigtown Booksellers and subscribe to their Code of conduct for Fair Trade.


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.


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.