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Address: | Platform 1, Pitlochry Train Station, Pitlochry, Scotland
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Second hand bookshop. Most volumes are just £1 each. The Bookshop is run...

Second hand bookshop. Most volumes are just £1 each. The Bookshop is run entirely by volunteers so all income is donated to six selected charities.

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Always try & visit. Picked up 'The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins' as soon as i got of the train after seeing it in the window. Then picked up another 3 when meeting family at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
JaquleneC
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Cumnock, United Kingdom
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Cumnock, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Always try & visit. Picked up 'The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins' as soon as i got of the train after seeing it in the window. Then picked up another 3 when meeting family at station the next day. Most books £1.

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Thank JaquleneC
Brian2028, Public Relations Manager at Pitlochry Station Bookshop, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and buying your books. We hope you'll come again...and again...! More 

Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I just happened to find the info for this little gem online one day and put it on our list of things to do when we arrived in Pitlochry (as we did a few days ago). What a beautiful book store and you can just tell it was put together with love and taken care of with the same every... More 

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Thank Chris K
Brian2028, Public Relations Manager at Pitlochry Station Bookshop, responded to this review

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again soon - our supply of books changes regularly. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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108 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a must visit place in an ideal location on platform 1 of Pitlochry train station. There is a good selection of books well laid out in a light shop. If you need a book before you get on a train then visit this place or visit if not getting a train.

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Thank EdinburghChaz
Brian2028, Public Relations Manager at Pitlochry Station Bookshop, responded to this review

Thanks. We are happy to sell books to anyone! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant cosy bookshop really conveniently placed in central Pitlochry.Huge selection of novels and some lovely old books too.Im unable to leave here without a bag full.Staff genuine,welcoming and really interesting too.great experience and a charity too.great wee gem in Pitlochry.

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Thank mhicmac
Brian2028, Public Relations Manager at Pitlochry Station Bookshop, responded to this review

Thank you. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Please come again. More 

Carlisle, Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lovely well-stocked second-hand bookshop and in such an unexpected location. Good variety of books and almost all of them at £1.00 each! Friendly and helpful proprietrix.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A wonderful selection of books so give yourself time and have room in your rucksack..I was so tempted but really couldn't carry all the books I would have liked...

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Thank Marilyn S
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This bookshop sells secpond hand books and over the years has raised thousands of pounds for six different charities. Well run and very organised - plenty of books to choose from and very reasonable. Fiction as well as non fiction books available.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had read about this charity store on the platform of Pitlochry Station so was determined to go and browse. Well stocked shop, friendly staff/volunteers, lovely location. Read one book in the evenings and on the coach, took back as a donation and bought another one for the journey home. Good cause and lovely to see an old-fashioned station.

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Thank Margaret B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The station itself has been revamped and won several awards, well done. It provides comfortable waiting areas, interesting historical info, and accurate info about the trains, it is staffed with helpful people who were engaged in de icing the platforms as well as selling tickets, it has a good set of info timetables etc, and the bookshop raises money for... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A community bookshop right there on the railway station selling all books (all wonderfully diverse books) for 1 pound each. Your hand quivers as you try to limit yourself to just 4 or 5 as you don't want the ectra weight in your luggage but like an alcoholic in a brewery this takes extreme willpower. And the volunteers actually help... More 

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Brian2028, Public Relations Manager at Pitlochry Station Bookshop, responded to this review

Thank you - it's nice to be appreciated. Please come again. You can never tell what will come in and some of the stock can change from day to day. Brian Toner More 

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