Adventure into Books

A local bookshop offering something for all, with an emphasis on Scottish authors, children’s books and local interest.
Tel: 01250 872 852

Updated: 15:01 Monday 8 January.
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26 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AS

Adventure into Books
Adventure into Books
  • Kate Davies
    Owner/Manager: Kate Davies
  • Opening Times:

    Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm



With a dedicated children’s area, a focus on Scottish authors and a comfy reading nook, Adventure into Books offers a range of new titles, ‘wouldn’t be without’ favourites, biographies, poetry, histories, travel memoirs, maps, hobby books - in fact, something for all readers, whatever their interests or ages. We also have a range of other gifts, including jigsaws, candles, games, mugs and tea-towels, and offer National Book Tokens, which make a great gift if you’re not quite sure what book someone might like.

We're first and foremost a bookshop for Blairgowrie and its visitors - a place to browse, buy your books, have a blether and swap recommendations. We are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5pm.

You can also order from us online by visiting our page on Unlike many other online book sites, is designed to support independent bookshops on the UK's high streets - or in our case, Blairgowrie's Wellmeadow.

Here are a few of the books we've enjoyed recently or that are coming out soon - you can also find more recommendations on our website ( and of course in the bookshop:

Paper Cup by Karen Campell. Winner of BOOKMARK's Book of the Year 2023. The hugely moving story of Kelly, who is homeless and living on the streets of Glasgow. As she sets out to do a good deed, she embarks on an emotional and physical pilgrimage back to her home town. The place her own troubles started. It's an emotional and very human story of blame, guilt, hope and redemption. 


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Set in 1950s America, Elizabeth Zott is a brilliant and beautiful chemist. She overcomes tragedy, misogyny, plagiarism and social prejudice at every turn. But as her academic career stalls an unlikely TV career blossoms. The story delivers power punches of emotion and tension, lightened with just the right amount of humour and the exceptional observations of Elizabeth’s fabulous dog, Six-Thirty. 


Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Gondola of Doom by Olga Wojtas. This is the fourth outing for the enthusiastic, highly accomplished (occasionally clueless), time-travelling, librarian-cum-detective, Shona. This time she is in Venice, investigating the watery disappearance of a number of unfortunate gondolier passengers. Can she solve the clues in time? Always a fun and welcome, escapist delight. 


The Fabulous Frances Farquharson by Caroline Young. the colourful life of an American in the Highlands by Caroline Young. In this biography, we follow the life of Frances from her birth in 1902, in Seattle, to Europe, where she travelled to pursue a career in journalism. Surviving severe injury in a house fire that killed her first husband, she married the 16th Laird of Invercauld in 1949, heralding the start of her life in the Highlands. A remarkable woman and an interesting life. 


Mavis the Bravest by Lu Fraser. A warm story about Mavis, the knitting hen, who finds her bravery when her friend, Susan the sheep, is stolen. Plucking up all her courage, she flies down from her safe roost in the barn, to follow the luckless rustler, and rescue Susan. For ages 3+.


An Amazing History Atlas of Scotland by local author David MacPhail. This fascinating historical atlas takes readers on a tour through time and place. From the glaciers of the ice age to the settlers of the neolithic. From the Viking invaders and Jacobite supporters, to the great Enlightenment thinkers. From the Highlands, Lowlands and Islands to Scotland’s crofts, castles and cities. Fun and facts galore! Great for the whole family.


Adventure into Books Book Blether: first Wednesday of each month, 7pm, in the bookshop


An informal gathering at the bookshop, where all are welcome and to chat about our experiences of a particular book and swap recommendations for others. Promise, no exam questions, just friendly blether over a cup of tea.

Coming up: 

•    7th February: Paper Cup by Karen Campbell
•    6th March: Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn


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