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:

£300,000

New Procedures due to Covid-19

 

We have new procedures which will operate for the foreseeable future. 

 

We will be open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only. Business hours are from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Saturday is 10.00am until 12.30 only.

For reasons of good hygiene and social distancing we have had to make the following rules:

  • Only one person can be allowed into the shop at any one time. Two will be allowed if they are from the same household.

  • If a queue develops it may be necessary to restrict the time permitted in the shop, for example to ten or fifteen minutes.

  • Masks or other face covering must be worn.

  • No drink or food is allowed and no drinks will be sold.

  • No children under 12 years should be in the shop.

  • Dogs are not permitted.

  • We welcome book donations but no more than two bags (not boxes) at a time, please, and books must be in good condition.

  • Donations should go straight to our stock room which is just beyond the Bookshop on Platform One. We will retain the books in their bags for a period of quarantine.

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.

Some recent comments from our visitors

"I found my Beano Books here!"

man from Alberta, Canada

"I loved the bonus - a free bookmark."

Jimmy S., Dundee

"A treasure trove packed with a wonderful range of books"

Michael G., Edinburgh

Where to Find Us

Post Code for SATNAVs: PH16 5AN

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.

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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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