When you open the door of The Moffat Bookshop the teaspoon door-jangler announces your arrival, the mind ponders what treasures lie within, and then you smell the books! Well, you don’t actually have to smell them, but we do highly recommend it. Maybe you can’t judge a book by its cover but you can by its smell.
We would like to list our books in the following categories: Happy, sad, awesome and OMG What an amazing cover! But instead we use: new and pre-owned books, crime, fiction, books by local authors, children’s, science fiction, and collectables. Through the back of the shop you’ll come across poetry and non-fiction which includes our history, transport and Scottish sections. Customers have been known to lose themselves in this part of the shop and a member of staff has had to retrieve them.
If you can’t visit in person we will be regularly updating our online store and will happily post your books out to you.
We also get involved in local author events, so please do check the events page for details of upcoming events that we are involved in. We like to encourage everyone to support the bookshop, the authors and everyone who likes to read.
The Moffat Bookshop
5 Well Street
Dumfries & Galloway
Telephone: 01683 478088
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday 1pm – 4pm