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The Open Book - a bookshop holiday!

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The Open Book

The Open Book - a bookshop holiday!

2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
90% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Highly rated host
The Open Book has received 5-star ratings from 95% of recent guests.

Nestled into the pristine lowlands, The Open Book is a charming bookshop with apartment above in the heart of Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. Live your dream of having your very own bookshop by the sea in Scotland...for a week or two.


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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed,1 single bed



110 reviews
Carla User Profile
January 2020
Cosy winter time, hot water bottle snuggles, toasty book shop open until midnight just because we can!! CO-OP snacks, Craft meals, kindness overload of town people, all is always well in Wigtown = <3 from Amy Ball et al
Janet User Profile
December 2019
There’s little I can say that hasn’t been said here already! This is a wonderful, magical experience in a wonderful, magical town. It’s hard to explain why such a simple experience of running a small bookshop in a small town is so moving and sweet. The magic grows on you as you…
Colleen User Profile
November 2019
Wigtown is a special place. It's a bit of a fib saying that The Open Book was better than I expected. I expected it to be MAGICAL and it was. It was an adventure and the town folk are so hospitable. They stopped by to check in with us. We were invited to tea, to supper and…
Peter User Profile
October 2019
One of the most unique travel experiences I've ever had. The booksellers and the town were hospitable in the truest sense. We were welcomed and seamlessly folded into the regular rhythms of the town. We'll be back to Wigtownshire as soon as we're able!
David User Profile
September 2019
A superb experience. The book shop, the locals, the village and vicinity. All come together to make this an unforgettable trip.
Steven User Profile
August 2019
The wait was worth it! Running the shop, merchandising the window displays, pricing on the spot many unpriced books took me back to my retail years. The people of Wigtown were just the sweetest folks ever, and the town has charm in abundance. A 3 year wait. So what? Book it, be…
Jennifer User Profile
July 2019
After waiting 3 years the experience was everything I hoped it would be. The apartment was much more spacious than I expected. And the location is amazing.

Hosted by The Open Book

Wigtown, United KingdomJoined in August 2015
The Open Book User Profile
110 Reviews
The Open Book is a bookshop and above a self-catering flat in the heart of Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. We are cozy, tidy, imaginative and book-filled. For the bibliophiles, avid readers, kindred book lovers, adventure seekers, we are the first ever bookshop holiday…
Interaction with guests
The Open Book has a team of volunteers who want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Someone will be here to meet/greet you. Otherwise, the rest is up to you. We are a friendly community, many residents have had a busy time joining local families for dinner or gatherings…
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
After 3:00 PM
10:00 AM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets