The Open Book - a bookshop holiday!

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Entire rental unit hosted by Harvey

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
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You’ll have the flat to yourself.
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**COVID19 UPDATE: The Open Book has reopened with all the required PPE in place, but is only open when guests are comfortable doing so. At the present time, guests may choose not to open the shop, but simply to come and enjoy a visit to Wigtown.**

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.

The space
The first ever bookshop holiday / residency experience, Scotland's National Book Town welcomes you to play-bookshop for a week or two. We'll give you your very own apartment and bookshop below, supported by a team of friendly volunteers to make your trip as lovely as possible. Set up by The Wigtown Festival Company, The Open Book's aim is to celebrate books, independent bookshops and welcome people around the world to Scotland's National Book Town. The fee for your stay is low because we are a non-profit. It covers the running costs of the holiday but that is all. A laptop and WiFi are provided.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free on-street parking
Washing machine
Dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
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Where you’ll be

Wigtown, United Kingdom

Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, is a magical place with 10 bookshops, about 1,000 people, right by the sea in the heart of South West Scotland.

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  1. Joined in August 2015
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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 experience. Our goal? To encourage reading, books, bookshops and visits to one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. Sea, highlands, native forests, amazing people and bookshops are just on our doorstep. Do we have reason to be smug? Yep. And now you can visit Wigtown yourself and enjoy this slice of heaven on earth too!
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 bibliophi…

During your stay

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 at the pub, other residents spend the holiday in the cozy apartment upstairs and out exploring.
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 frien…
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    House rules

    Check-in: After 15:00
    Check out: 10:00
    No smoking
    No pets

    Health & safety

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    Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
    No carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm

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