Byre Books

More About Us…

We have converted a derelict stone barn in the centre of Wigtown to form our shop, which opened in May 2001.

Our key target is to provide a friendly, fast and efficient service. We also aim, when we compare prices, to price our books slightly lower than similar copies on the net.


Postage is charged extra at cost. We accept payment by UK cheque or PayPal .

When you order a book from us we will get back to you, usually within a working day, to give postage costs. We will also ask you to confirm your order (unless you have indicated that you need the book immediately) before processing and sending the order.

We will accept returns if the book is not as described and if you phone or email us in advance.

Catalogue descriptions are necessarily very brief. Please do contact us should you want further details of any book before purchase, or for advice on our stock. Only a small percentage of our stock is catalogued, so ask if you can’t find the title you want – we may have it, or be able to find it for you.

Book Conditions:

In common with other booktraders we use the following abbreviations to describe books:
Fine: as new.
VG: one or two signs of having been read, but no serious blemishes, generally very good condition.
Good: o.k., but not very good, signs of ageing or fading or other damage (usually described).
Fair: showing definite signs of wear and tear.
Reading copy: It’s all there and it’s legible, but that’s about all we guarantee.
dj – dust jacket (if it’s not mentioned there isn’t one).
Title and author are followed by publisher, place of publication and date of edition.

We are always interested in buying books – or collections – in our specialisms.


Comments from our customers

“The book I had ordered arrived today (Monday 11),
Just what I wanted, and very quick!”

“Many thanks for the Book, it arrived yesterday and was exactly what i’d hoped it would be. Thanks”

“I received the book today and I love it!!! Thank you so much!! I hope we can do business again soon.”

“Book arrived safely and I am pleased with it. Thanks for your efficient service.”

“Good morning and thank you very much for the delightful books which I received this morning.
Thank you for being so trusting, we buy quite a few books, in fact all our books from the
internet and you can be assured your shop will be our first port of call from now one!.
I am glad we located you.”

“Many thanks for replying so promptly and its been good doing business with you again.”

“Just to say thanks, the book has arrived I’m delighted with the speed of your service.”

“Thank you for your help–I look forward to your help in the future.”

“A short note to say thank you for the book. It arrived promptly.”

“Just writing to confirm that the copy of ‘Statements’ that you sent to me arrived with no problems yesterday. Thankyou very much for your time and look forward to dealing with you again.”

“Thanks for your splendid attention.”

“It was very kind of you to send the books so quickly – my University student daughter is very happy!! I’m sure I will be back for some books after experiencing your excellent service!!”


Byre Books Privacy Statement

Byre Books never gives out names and addresses to a third party for any reason. We may, however, keep your name and address on our computer for ease of future billing, or for contacting you in the future. If you would prefer us not to do this, please tell us.