Selling books online

Visit our unique bookshop at Pitlochry Station

Our customers donate their unwanted books and we sell them on, usually for £1 per volume. Our unique arrangements with ScotRail mean that every penny from our book sales goes straight to our six charities.

Total raised

for our charities since 2006:

£336,621

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Reopening day Monday 3rd May

Our bright and spacious bookshop is waiting for you in May

All going well, we intend to reopen the Bookshop on Monday 3rd May to customers and book donors. We are still abiding by Covid regulations so, during May, our opening hours will be limited to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am until 4.00pm and on Saturday from 10.00am until 12.30pm.

   Other measures will be necessary too. Masks must be worn, only one person at a time is allowed in the shop and social distancing must be observed.

   Donations are welcome at our stock room which is just beyond the Bookshop on Platform One. Books should be in bags, which allow us to follow quarantine rules, and only two bags per person (not bin liners, please) are accepted. All books should be in good, clean condition but we can not accept Readers Digest, Encyclopedias, Bibles and magazines.

   We hope to return to normal six-day-a-week business at the beginning of June with details on the website when they are available.

   We look forward to seeing you soon. The Bookshop is well stocked and changes during lockdown have made it even brighter and more spacious.

Selling Books Online

About Our Bookshop

  • The bookshop is open on  Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Business hours are from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Saturday is 10.00am until 12.30 only.

  • You will find us on Platform 1 at Pitlochry railway station.

  • People donate all kinds of books and we sell them on at low prices.

  • Most books sell at £1 each.

  • All the money raised is donated to our six charities.

  • The shop is run entirely by volunteers. No one is paid.

  • ScotRail generously gives our premises free.  

  • Our only expenses are electricity and insurance so our charities benefit from each book we sell.

  • Book donations are always needed.

  • Our customers come from all over Britain and from all over the World.

Bookshop  opening hours do not apply at present.

Choose from our selection of books on salmon fishing.  See below.

When we were forced to close again because of Covid 19 restrictions, we had to think again about how we sell our books. So we set up new sites on social media (Twitter and Facebook) so that we could advertise books for sale. These have mainly been special books and collectors’ items, books that we might not have been able to sell in the bookshop.

 

Some of the books that were advertised in this way were bought locally – we have done deals on the station platform! Others have been posted out to buyers across the UK. We are also now selling books through the online retailer, eBay. Some of these books have been auctioned, including a 1st edition of the first Harry Potter novel. Others have been sold at a ‘buy-it-now’ price. If you’d like to find out more, follow us on Twitter or Facebook or check our eBay account.

 

You can also email us if you are looking for something special that you think we might have, or you’d like us to keep an eye out for you – pitlochrystationbookshop@gmail.com. We plan to carry on with the online selling after we open again – it all helps us raise money for our charities.

Bookshop Founder Obituary

Priscilla Lorimer, founder of Pitlochry Station Bookshop, died on 17th November 2017, aged 91. Our photograph shows her on the right with Bobbie McGraw current Bookshop manager.

Click here to read Priscilla's obituary from The Scotsman newspaper.

Read Our Story

The story of how a box of second-hand books quickly grew into an award-winning charity bookshop in a railway station, makes a fascinating read.

Click here for the complete version.

Where to Find Us

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TripAdvisor Reviews

Many of our visitors have posted their Bookshop experiences on TripAdvisor. You could do the same.

Click on the TripAdvisor logo (left) to read their reviews.

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