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Far From The Madding Crowd

20 High St, Linlithgow, Scotland EH49 7AE

E: sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com

T: 01506 845509

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Spread over two floors of an attractive Georgian building, we stock practically every genre. General fiction, classics, sci-fi, history, travel, cookery, poenation, try and the natural world, OS maps, travel guides and Scottish interest can be found on the ground floor of the building, while all the children's books and toys are in the cosy basement.

We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of customer service and with so many titles in stock, we’re pretty confident that we’ll be able to find the title you’re looking for, as well as a few you didn’t know you wanted! If we don’t have the title you’re looking for in stock, we offer a free ordering service, usually with next day delivery in-store, so please just ask and we can help.

We also run a varied events programme throughout the year, both here in the shop and at external venues, including the annual Further From Festival and the West Lothian Schools Festival.

Little Owl's Room

Our dedicated children’s department Little Owl’s is packed with books toys, games and other goodies – there’s something for every pocket.

There are books for all ages, from new babies to young adult and we’re pretty good at finding the right book for you. If we don’t have what you’re looking for in stock, we offer a free ordering service, usually with next day delivery in-store, so please just ask and we can help.

We hold regular story-telling sessions on Saturday mornings in our special Bookshop Bothy, where we are helped out by our resident Bookshop Bunny, BB, and his sidekicks the Ink Blots -  two very cute guinea pigs. These interactive sessions are more frequent during the school holidays.

We also run an organised programme of events throughout the year from author visits in the shop and at external venues to our incredibly popular Bookshop Parties, which usually lead to a lot of crumbs and glitter on the carpet!

In addition, we are happy to coordinate book weeks for schools and one-off author visits. In 2016, we ran the first ever schools festival for Linlithgow and the surrounding area. A Wee Bit Further From was a great success and will now be an annual event. It is open to every local school in the area.

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