Is there anything better than spending some quiet time browsing through bookshelves to find that next book to read?
If that sounds as perfect to you as it does to us, then Bookpoint is your kind of place! We are a quirky place packed full of books to suit everyone.
And we offer more than books – fancy a tea or coffee and some cake with your book? Then take a seat in our cosy coffee shop! We also stock a wide range of cards, gifts, souvenirs and stationery.
We hope to see you soon!
We access the databases of the UK’s two largest book wholesalers to find the books you need, with information on over 5 million titles. Of course, there are still those ‘hard-to-find’ titles, but don’t worry, we can track those down using our specialist knowledge and our contacts with smaller publishers. We can often find out-of-print titles too, so don’t be shy just ask!
Order in the shop, by phone, or by email, your orders are delivered to the shop next day (no Monday deliveries). We’ll contact you to confirm that the order is ready for collection. There’s no extra charge for this, there are no postage charges; it’s all part of the service.
Living outwith Cowal? We can arrange delivery directly to your home, for a small extra cost.
From Classics to the newest release, you’ll find a huge variety of fiction novels in our shop. Crime thrillers, summer reads, new authors, Sci-Fi legends, you name it, we’ll stock it.
Whether it’s for a toddler or a young adult, we have a great selection of books and games in our dedicated children’s area.
Scottish history, tradition, humour, local information… If you’re looking for anything Scottish, we probably have a book about it!
From the Magna Carta to the War on Terror, as well as a big selection on maritime and transport literature, we have books for all kinds of enthusiasts.
Interested in delving into Akala? Want to refresh your knowledge of Robert Burns? Or want a new book about Rembrandt? Then our Arts and Poetry sections are for you.
From the best way to bake a pie, to growing your own veg, or a new watercolor technique, we have a book about it. And if we don’t, we can order it in.
Are you going on a trip to Thailand? Thinking of picking up a new language? Or do you just want a new ornithology guide? Whatever your need, we have the most fitting book to aid your endeavours!
Need some answers on how the Universe works? Or some ideas on how to live healthier? Or an answer to a more specific question? Come and have a browse, we’re sure you’ll find a book for it.
Whether you want a funny gift for someone, or a new Sudoku puzzle to pass the time, you’ll find them in our shop.
Dictionaries, Atlases, Leckie, SQA Official and other practice papers, or perhaps a manual on how to use Photoshop; find them all at Bookpoint Dunoon.
Bookpoint has teamed up with Games Workshop to be the first (and currently only) shop in Dunoon to supply Warhammer figures, games and other merchandise to you, our Loyal customers.
We sell more than books: if you’re looking for a card for that upcoming birthday, a gift for someone special in your life, or a souvenir to remind you of your time in Dunoon; we’re confident you’ll be able to find just the thing in our book shop.
We stock Scottish Jewellery, Bags, Pottery, Games, Jigsaw Puzzles, Apparel, Decorations, and other quirky or interesting gifts.
Our range of stock is huge and we’re always getting new, special items in – so there’s something different to pique your interest at every visit.
And if all you want is a fridge magnet, a post card or a funny tea towel, we have those too!
We stock a wide range of Staedtler pens, pencils, and felt tips etc as well as budget alternatives. Parker pens are an excellent choice for a special gift, or as a luxury indulgence for yourself.
We have a comprehensive range of diaries, calendars, journals, travel logs, art materials, and paper; from Basledon Bond to handmade Nepalese paper. Artists and graphic designers, we have you covered!
We stock a good selection of OS Landranger and Explorer maps, from Cape Wrath to the English Lake District. You’ll also find road maps and road atlases covering the UK and Europe.
We sport an eclectic range of travel guide books that will introduce you to the countries and cities of the world. As well as an extensive selection of Adventure Sports guide books: Sailing, Canoeing (rivers and sea), Walking, Climbing, Mountain Biking and suchlike.
Our Travel section boasts a wide range of Adventure and Travel writing to whet your appetite.
We love it when Bookpoint becomes more than a book store. We see it as a social hub and a resource for the great communities in Dunoon and Cowal. Perhaps you’d like to advertise your charity event in one of our windows, display a poster in our cafe for a local gig or gala, or join in one of our evening clubs (see below). On top of that we hold frequent author events in store, and sponsor cultural events at Queen’s Hall, Dunoon Burgh Hall and nearby Uig Hall.
We’re delighted to get a real buzz going in Bookpoint when visiting authors discuss their books, hold Q&A sessions, and sign copies.
Whether it’s an international superstar or a local writer launching their first novel, its always a pleasure to support such talented writers.
Author events are often advertised in the local press, and you can also stay updated by following our Facebook page.
Our Book club meets on the first Thursday of every month, in Bookpoint at 6pm. It’s an informal club and all are welcome, just turn up and join in!
The group chooses together the next title to read, which is then discussed some weeks later. All opinions are welcomed, leading to amusing, challenging, and inspiring evenings.
Follow our social media channels to be reminded of what we’re reading and when we meet.
Bookpoint have teamed up with The Games Workshop to offer Warhammer 40,000 fans the opportunity to do battle.
Battle commences at 6pm on the first Monday of every month. But please be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels in case of changes.
Tickets for all events are £3.00 and available at Bookpoint.
Ticket includes refreshments and £2.00 off the price of the authors’ book
6.30pm Thursday 16th November
This is a book about stories – old stories of people and place, and of the more-than-human world. A vivid account of a journey through the Scottish Highlands, The Bone Cave follows a series of folktales and myths to the places in which they’re set.
1.00pm Friday 17th November
Our local treasure historian Margaret Hubbard having emersed herself in history for so many years now turns her writing to fiction.
Her book tells the story of a very old house in Cowal and those who have lived in it through the years, their hopes and dreams, loves and fears..
Beginning in the present, going back to the past and then returning to the starting point, the book reveals to us the generational challenges and opportunities faced by characters past and present.
4.30pm Saturday 18th November
In 1946, Orwell arrived at his isolated home of Barnhill as a grieving widower living in the shadow of war and the nuclear threat. It was there he wrote his masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Beyond the writing desk, he was transformed: his new life was one of natural beauty and tight-knit community – and he grew to love a corner of the world he had once dismissed.
Orwell’s Island casts important new light on a great modern thinker and author. No previous biography has revealed so much about Orwell’s later years or his time on Jura, despite this being where he created Big Brother, the Thought Police and Room 101-creations still in common currency today
5.00pm Sunday 19th November
Paul Murton in conversation with John Jameson. They share a passion for living life to the full, for Scotland, for the great Outdoors.
Paul Murton has filmed for his Grand Tours series the length and breadth of the spectacularly beautiful Scottish Highland, visiting some remote and little-known locations and meeting the many and varied people who inhabit our beautiful country. He shares with John a passion for sailing. John was National Coach, RYA Scotland before setting off to sail around the world.
Bookpoint is well situated at the heart of Dunoon’s busy shopping street, at the junction of Argyll Street and Ferry Brae, only 3mins walk from the pier and the CalMac passenger ferry terminal.
If you’re travelling from the Glasgow area, then take the train or bus to Gourock, enjoy the ferry to Dunoon, stroll to Bookpoint, browse a while, and relax with our coffee and home baking…a great day out!
From June 29th Bookpoint will be open with some restrictions. We’re advising people to order for collection (to limit time instore) and using a token system to limit entry into the shop.
If you’re still shielding, we will continue to supply you with books by a contactless delivery service.
Please do let us know of any books you would like to order, or contact us for suggestions.
Stay safe. Think of others. Protect yourself. We miss you!