Second Hand Book Shop

COVID-19 update: Birsay Books is now open by appointment only. Please call us on 07496 122658, via Facebook Messenger or by email to Numbers are limited to 1 family group only, with a maximum of 4 people allowed in the shop. Please use masks, and gloves are provided if you wish to handle the books.

All bookable slots are of 1 hour duration, so you are guaranteed sole access to the shop & gallery, which will be cleaned and aired before your arrival.

We look forward to seeing you.

Old and Second hand books, a specialist selection for the Orkney Islands, natural history and general reading. We are a family business of book traders, collectors and print designers. Now we have the space and a marvellous location we have decided it was time to open a physical shop to complement our online trade.

Orkney interest books
Natural history books
Science Fiction & Fantasy books
General reading books
Canvas prints to order