… turn down the pend by the Market Cross through a small wild peace garden to a room full of books
We are now open again and thank all our customers for their support over the last year.
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 – 3pm Wednesday and Saturday, 11 – 3pm Sunday
Winter – we are open most weekends, or by appointment.
Sat 10 – 3pm, Sun 11 – 3pm
Masks required unless exempt, 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 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.