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Total raised
for our charities since 2006:
£370,824

New Mexico says Bookshop is "Treasure in the Scottish Highlands"

Our Bookshop is trending in New Mexico, USA or at least in the south-west of the state around Silver City, a historic university town with a population of 10,000.

Vivian Savatt, a writer who contributes to Desert Exposure magazine, recently visited Pitlochry and under the title “A Whistle-stop Bookshop,” describes her surprise when stepping off the train. “I had never seen a bookshop set on a railway platform,” she writes. “Well of course, I thought to myself, how sensible to be able to purchase a book while changing trains.”

When she met some of our Bookshop volunteers, Vivian learned about our story and, complete with photographs, has written it for her New Mexico readers in the December 2021 edition of Desert Exposure. She shows, also, how despite our geographical differences, Pitlochry and Silver City have much in common.

If you would like to read the full article, just click here: Desert Exposure

Vivian Savatt thinks the Bookshop is a "Treasure in the Scottish Highlands." That’s a description that we can happily live with.

 

About Our Bookshop

  • The bookshop is open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday. Opening hours are from 9.00am until 4.30pm.

  • 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.

Where to Find Us

Post Code for SATNAVs: PH16 5AN

Selling books online

Our Bookshop is trending in New Mexico, USA or at least in the south-west of the state around Silver City, a historic university town with a population of 10,000.

Vivian Savatt, a writer who contributes to Desert Exposure magazine, recently visited Pitlochry and under the title “A Whistle-stop Bookshop,” describes her surprise when stepping off the train. “I had never seen a bookshop set on a railway platform,” she writes. “Well of course, I thought to myself, how sensible to be able to purchase a book while changing trains.”

When she met some of our Bookshop volunteers, Vivian learned about our story and, complete with photographs, has written it for her New Mexico readers in the December 2021 edition of Desert Exposure. She shows, also, how despite our geographical differences, Pitlochry and Silver City have much in common.

If you would like to read the full article, just google “Desert Exposure.”

Books to Donate?
Here's what to do

Our book donors are the lifeblood of the Bookshop. We are delighted to receive books and hope you will help us by abiding by the following guidelines.

  • Books  can be brought in at any time during Bookshop opening hours. If possible they should be in bags.

  • All books should be in good, clean condition but we can not accept Readers Digest, Encyclopedias, Bibles and magazines.

Small Print: Please note that books, once donated, become the property of Pitlochry Station Bookshop.

Unless an alternative arrangement is agreed at the time of donation, our Constitution requires that the sale proceeds will be divided among our chosen charities.

Buy Our Books Online

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Now you can buy some of our books online.

 

Recently we have sold a number of books on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. These are mainly special books and collectors’ items, books that we might not sell easily in the bookshop.

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.

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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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Find out what's happening on the Bookshop Twitter Account. Click on the logo.

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