Books galore at the Glaisnock book-themed cafe!

The picturesque town of Wigtown has been Scotland’s National Book Town since 1998 and is home to around a dozen book businesses stocking somewhere in the region of a quarter of a million books. 

Each year at the end of September, Wigtown hosts a Book Festival which, over the past 16 years, has welcomed many famous names including Ian Rankin, Celia Imrie, John Simpson, Joanna Lumley, Sally Magnusson, Richard Holloway, Tony De Saulles, Philip Ardagh and Cathy Cassidy. 

With ample free parking and wide streets centred around the market square, it’s an easy stroll around the town’s book and gift shops and, when you’ve spent a day browsing and shopping, the Glaisnock Guest House  & Cafe offers delicious meals, snacks, tea and real flame-roasted freshly ground coffee in cosy surroundings a full vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu availble. 


As a book shop & themed cafe, the Glaisnock stocks and sells second-hand books so, if you fancy a little reading with your coffee, you’ll love the Glaisnock

Thousands of books are displayed in our book rooms, from modern fiction to non-fiction titles, at very affordable prices, generally from 50p to £1. Our book rooms are located on the ground floor with a large garden area to enjoy in better weather.

Why not treat yourself and call into the Glaisnock  today? 

And if you're planning to visit Wigtown, contact us about accommodation at The Glaisnock.