At the Sign of the Dragon

St. Ninians

New Road





01988 403446

Richard van der Voort

In business since 1971, we moved to Wigtown in 2002. In our extensive premises we stock New and Secondhand books and magazines on SF, Fantasy, Horror, Crime Fiction, Children's Fiction especially Fantasy, Film and TV tie-ins, Naval and Military both Non-Fiction and Fiction. Transport especially Railways. Parking inside on Drive. Opening Hours: 11am-4pm or by appointment. Visa and Mastercard accepted, retail and mail order.  

Beltie Books

6 Bank Street



01988 402730

The newest bookshop in Wigtown, Beltie Books opened in July 2013. In a delightful combination, an eighteenth century drawing room forms the bookshop, which is a front - both literally and metaphorically - for a spacious, airy, bright café and gallery.

An eclectic selection of books with an increasing focus on local and Scottish interest and history rewards the careful browser.

We will also buy books.

Fantastically good coffee and tea from a boutique merchant in Aberdeen compliment a small but fine menu of cakes and light meals, made on the premises, mainly from local ingredients, some grown in the garden where visitors can enjoy the sunshine - weather permitting, of course.

Pets may bring their well-behaved owners.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday. Thursday, Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 12noon to 4pm, Closed Tuesday

Self catering flat available, please see link below




Byre Books

24 South Main Street



0845 458 3813 (UK calls at local rates)

Laura Mustian and Shani Mustian

We specialise in second-hand books on World Mythology and Folklore, Scottish books, Theatre, Film and TV. There is also a small General stock and a Children?s section. We are fully wheelchair accessible and have a small, peaceful garden where you can sit and relax.

Opening Hours
7 days a week:
March - Oct 10am to 5.30pm
Nov - Feb 10am to 4.30pm

01988 403236

Here at Craft we offer the chance to enjoy Wigtown's first evening book shop. How better to enjoy your evening than with a good book and a delicious glass of wine or revitalising beer? Open from 5pm to 9pm Craft is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day and get your nose stuck into a gripping read. 

Festival Bookshop

Behind the Scottish Power Marquee 10am-5pm (6.30pm at weekends) during the Festival.


The Festival Bookshop hosts book signings, contains books by all the writers appearing at the festival as well as a selection of other recently published writing, and is the perfect place to browse for inspiration.

GC Books Ltd

Unit 10, Book Warehouse

Bladnoch Bridge Estate


Dumfries and Galloway



01988 402688

Large warehouse open to trade and the general public. We hold a large stock including History, Theology, Scottish Interest, Literature and Antiquarian. We offer a FREE book search service and will order both new and second hand books. GC publications are also available and include many local titles.
Book Tokens accepted.
Wheelchair access.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday. 

Glaisnock Café and Bookshop

20 South Main St,

01988 402249

Glaisnock Café is located in the heart of Wigtown with a recently refurbished cosy café room, including comfortable sofa seating and breakfast bar & bar stools to enjoy the beautiful views looking over Wigtown Square gardens.  Drink, Eat, Relax, while away the hours, a warm welcome awaits you. We offer homemade hot & cold meals all day, light snacks, cakes, scones, sandwiches, paninis and soups as well as our daily specials. All cooked on the day in our kitchens. We now offer vegetarian and gluten free options. We are proud to supply a range of Thomsons of Glasgow Coffee including dark, medium and decaffinated roasts. All ground from beans on a daily basis. Speciality teas are also served. We source our meats and cheese from within the county to offer you an authentic taste of Galloway.


Stockists of second-hand Modern Fiction, Autobiographies and general Non-Fiction books, which can be found in our 'book cave' at the back of the café.

Opening Hours: 


March to October - 9am to 5pm every day

November to February - 9am - 4pm Monday to Saturday

ReadingLasses Bookshop / Café

17 South Main Street





01988 403266

Gerrie & Susan Douglas-Scott

The only second-hand bookshop specialising in women's studies and social sciences in the UK. 6000 books on display in the bookshopcafé with another 12000 in the store behind the shop. "What a warm wonderful bookshop" (author Jackie Kay in the visitors' book). "One of the best looking bookshops I have been in" (Secondhand & Antiquarian Bookshops in Scotland).

Opening Hours
10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. 12 noon to 5pm Sunday (May to Oct).

The Book End Studio

23 North Main Street


Dumfries and Galloway



01988 402403

Julie Houston

A relatively small selection of books on a wide variety of subjects, stocked at the rear of the property, allowing for uninterrupted browsing. From gardening to fiction or kids to cookery, only a few of the subjects you will find in the Book End Studio.

Opening Hours
Mon - 12 to 2pm

Tues, Thur, Fri and Sat - 10am to 2.30pm

Wed, Sun - Closed

The Bookshop

17 North Main Street





01988 402499

Shaun Bythell

Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. Nine well organised rooms, all full of books resting on nearly a mile of shelving. We have books on all subjects and regularly refresh our stock. We also buy books.

Opening Hours
9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

The Box of Frogs Children's Bookshop

18 North Main Street





01988 402255

Fiona Murphie

Browse through our two rooms of second-hand children's books and take a nostalgic step back through the years. New books are also stocked for children from birth to teens. Educational games, puzzles and a small range of toys. Gifts to suit all tastes. National book tokens sold and accepted.

Opening Hours
Six days per week - closed Sundays

April to September - 10m to 5pm

October to March - 10am to 4.30pm

The Old Bank Bookshop

7 South Main Street





01988 402111

Ian & Joyce Cochrane 

The Old Bank Bookshop, which was taken over by Ian and Joyce in 2004, offers a warm welcome and over 5 rooms of high quality out-of-print, second-hand and antiquarian books on many subject areas including: General, Military and Local History; Literary and Classical Studies; Fiction and Literature (including Foreign) Children’s Collectibles; Theology/Philosophy; Natural History; Field Sports; Ornithology; Travel and Topography; Transport; Gardening/Horticulture; Architecture and Design; Cookery and Crafts and Scottish interest. Extensive sheet music and comprehensive Art book sections.

Wheelchair access. We also buy books.
French spoken. Songs Sung!


Opening Hours March to October – 7 Days 10 am to 5.30 pm. November to February (inc.) – 6 Days 10.30 am to 5 pm (closed Sundays)  

The Open Book (Residency)

2 High Street



01988 402010

Launched in August 2014, The Open Book is a unique project that invites writers, artists and thinkers to Scotland's bok town to run a bookshop for a short period of time.  It is designed to bring new creative talent to Wigotwn and to raise awareness fo issues facing booksellers everywhere.


The Open Book shop was formerly Book Corner.