Early Book Town and Byre Books

Early Book Town and Byre Books

We were in Wigtown for a family holiday just after it was proclaimed Scotland’s National Book Town in 1998. Thinking ‘we could do that’, we were lucky enough to find two semi derelict barns and some waste ground just off the main street that we could...
Can it really be twenty years already?

Can it really be twenty years already?

Even before Wigtown became the National Book Town Billy and I had decided that this is where we would retire to, in spite of its depressed state. I thought it was wonderful that the town was awarded this status, but I did not quite see that things would change as much...
Wigtown’s Willow Woman, Reading.

Wigtown’s Willow Woman, Reading.

As part of the Book Town’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the Association of Wigtown Booksellers commissioned a sculpture from artist Trevor Leat. His ‘Willow Woman, Reading’ graces the gardens in the town centre. Do come and admire...
Number 11

Number 11

11 North Main Street Wigtown DG8 9HN Proprietors: Wigtown Festival Company Tel: 01988 402036 Email: mail@wigtownbookfestival.com Featuring new books from Scotland and...