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    Welcome to Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town

    Gosh…Mairiuna….we’ll miss the 2009 Edition of Wigtown Book Festival, but let us not forget to include this major event inside our 2010 itinerary. It’s a must!

    Wigtown-Scotland's National Book Town

    Wigtown-Scotland's National Book Town

    Very welcoming sign board indeed. Let’s see if I can guess which nationality  lies behind each “Welcome”…

    Willkommen … gotta be German.

    Failte … for sure it is Gaelic.

    Bienvenue … can’t miss this one as it is my native tongue: French.

    Benvenuto … seems Italian to me.

    Welkom … would guess Dutch.

    Bienvenido… hum..absolutely, no clue. Let me google it. Well,well, well .. it is Spanish.

    I’ll go to bed more vocabulary fluent tonight. 😉

    Upon  browsing through our photos , I thought it would be fun to share some more with our readers, but just before I insert them below, I’d like to invite you to view a => short video <= in which John Robertson, Project Manager of Wigtown Book Town, explains how Wigtown became Scotland’s National Book Town and what it’s like today.

    The Book Shop - Wigtown

    The Book Shop - Wigtown

    Now that we are more familiar with the story behind Wigtown, let’s tour inside The Book Shop, Scotland’s largest second hand bookshop with more than a mile long of shelving supporting approximately 65,000 books and which also happens to be the oldest bookshop in Wigtown !

    The Book Shop - Wigtown

    The Book Shop - Wigtown

    The Book Shop - Wigtown

    The Book Shop - Wigtown

    This shop is a work of art.

    George Galloway MP

    All subjects you can think of  are covered and there are books for all ages …
    To our greatest delight, we spent many many hours  in the Scottish section. 😉
    The Book Shop - Squeleton - Wigtownm

    The Book Shop - Squeleton - Wigtownm

    Scottish Room - The Book Shop - Wigtown

    Scottish Room - The Book Shop - Wigtown

    Scottish Room - The Book Shop - Wigtown

    Scottish Room - The Book Shop - Wigtown

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders

    In the  complete overwhelming experience of discovering so many books in one place, while getting to discover antiquarian, old and out-of-prints books, I simply sat down on the floor and went through the books, one by one, torn by the idea of having to leave some behind. If I would have listened to myself, my return flight to Quebec would have tripled in cost just for the excess luggage weight.  But, nevertheless, I bought, amongst others, a big old illustrated edition of Wilson’s Tales of The Border.  I couldn’t resist!

    The Bookshop - Wigtown

    The Bookshop - Wigtown

    The Book Shop - Wigtown

    The Book Shop - Wigtown

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