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November News...

The chilly, wintery weather is creeping in and with it comes every bookseller's favourite time of year: we like to call it the official season of 'curling up in front of the fire with a good book'.

We've a very busy week coming up with not one, not two but three author events plus late night shopping this Friday the 23rd. Phew! Read on for more details...

If you are ready to think about Christmas gifts do drop by and have a look at our new displays and ever growing selection of books, calendars and gifts. We've been working hard over the last few months to make sure we have (hopefully) everything you will need for the upcoming festivities. And, if we don't have what you are looking for on the day, we can order over 200,000 different titles (not all at once!) for delivery in 72 hours. 

For those hard to buy for family members we have Highland Bookshop Gift Vouchers available in any denomination and for those true book lovers we offer a bespoke Monthly Gift Book Subscription Service. Ask any of our staff for further details.

Keep an eye out on social media for updates on new books, events and general bookshop news!

We hope to see you soon!

Sarah-Lou & the bookshop team
Books we are excited about...
Fort William: scenes and cuttings from old post cards
& guide books - £15

The Granite House's first publication is a 138 page full
colour photographic book of old Fort William.
It has been designed so that the reader might feel they are both passing
back in time and walking slowly through the town from West to East. To
enhance the period feel they have included old adverts, guidebook excerpts
and postcard messages from over 100 years ago.
The Art of Coorie - £12.99
How to Live Happy the Scottish Way
by Gabriella Bennett

We've all heard of hygge, lagom etc and finally we have a book about our very own Scottish homely habits! Coorie - or còsagach in Gaelic - is the Scottish version of hygge. In The Art Of Coorie, Gabriella Bennett explores what coorie is and how it has helped nurture the astonishing creativity that Scotland is famed for, despite an often harsh and unforgiving climate.
by Michelle Obama - £25

The most anticipated biography of 2018 has finally arrived! Selling 1.4 million copies in it's first week (not just in Fort William!) it's sure to be on many Christmas lists. Telling her inspirational story from her childhood piano lessons all the way to The White House and beyond. 
Thursday 22nd November at 6.30pm

Peter Cairns Presents Scotland: A Rewilding Journey

The newest title from Scotland: The Big Picture is packed with stunning imagery and thought-provoking narrative, dares to look beyond Scotland's undoubted beauty and drama, posing the intriguing question: What should Scotland look like?

Tickets £5 (includes a refreshment and £2 off a copy of the book). 
Friday 23rd November at 6pm

Merryn Glover - The Ingredients of a Novel

Author and Co-Chair of The Society of Authors in Scotland, Merryn Glover’s debut 'A House Called Askival' spans 70 years of India’s troubled history from Partition to the present day. 
In this presentation, Glover shares the story behind the story and how she came to write a novel that includes a doomed boarding school musical, 100 beetles and an extra-ordinary cookbook.

Tickets £5 (includes a refreshment and £2 off a copy of the book)
Monday 26th November at 6pm

Christina Noble - Ardkinglas: The Biography of a Highland Estate
 in conversation with Richard Sidgewick  

Christina and Richard will join us to discuss her highly anticipated new title Ardkinglas: The Biography of a Highland Estate. A celebration of the people, community and history of the area.

Tickets £5 (includes a refreshment and £2 off a copy of the book)
Friday 7th December at 6pm

Graham Morgan MBE

We are excited to be hosting the Lochaber launch of Graham's debut title, 'Start.' Telling Graham's own story of living in the Highlands while being treated for Schizophrenia this evocative biography does not gloss over or glamorise mental illness; instead he highlights that people can, and do, live full and positive lives.

Tickets £5 (includes a refreshment and £2 off a copy of the book)
For the wee ones...
Our Favourites...

How Winston Delivered Christmas 
An Advent Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters
by Alex T. Smith - £14.99

The Snowman
Inspired by the original story
by Raymond Briggs - £12.99

A Guinea Pig Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, Tess Newall, Alex Goodwin - £7.99

Santa's Post Box

This year you will find Santa's official post box in our new Christmas corner.  

Last pick up Christmas Eve at 4pm!
Any other business...

OPENING TIMES -  9.30am until 6pm Mon - Sat
12pm until 5pm every Sunday. 

ALL YEAR OPENING - We will only close Christmas Day & Boxing Day

ORDERING BOOKS - Our suppliers do a great job and we can order about 200,000 titles with delivery about 72 hours (couriers willing!)

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