Welcome to The Forest Bookstore, Selkirk

The Forest Bookstore is an independent bookshop based in Selkirk, at the heart of the Scottish Borders. We stock a wide yet discerning range of literary fiction and non-fiction titles, with a core collection of literature, art and environment books.

Central Table Display

Central table display, circa summer 2011

Here, you will find modern world fiction in translation, critical and philosophical essays, nature writing and environmental essays, writings on design and music. Find the latest illustrated children’s book, or a second-hand lost favourite, or a well-loved classic of European cookery. From international contemporary art books, to local and national histories of Selkirkshire, the Borders and Scotland, our range of books is extensive.  It holds together well within a modern and inviting interior. Visit us and experience the real thing: this is a literary oasis recently commended in The Guardian’s profile of characterful independent bookshops.

Our Services: Book Ordering, Book Tokens and More

We are very pleased to carry out book searches and we offer a fast order service to our customers, near or far. We will help to track down books, order them in for you, post books 1st Class or Airmail to customers.

Some of the DVDs we stock.

DVDs from world cinema & documentary film rack

In addition to our bookselling, we also sell and redeem book vouchers (only our own Forest Bookstore vouchers). We sell a range of select magazines, artists’ cards, notebooks and world cinema DVDs.

Navigating this Website

Our About Us page lists our services in more detail, along with a little background about our independent bookshop. Contact Us includes our address, opening hours, telephone and email contacts. Our Books lists all the sections/zones in the bookshop along with links to further pages of selected listings of books for sale (Secondhand, Art, Environment, Literature). In our Gallery you can glimpse pictures of the bookshop and its contents, in addition to those of some of the events we have hosted and art we have exhibited. Our Recommended Reads provides regular suggestions, some old and some new. The Events page gives notice of upcoming events we are holding in the shop. Finally, our Links We Like page leads off out into the community we are part of here in Selkirk and the wider Literary, Environmental and independent scene.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you find it helpful, interesting and enjoyable. We look forward to hearing from you or to meeting you in person at the bookshop.

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