Have you ever dreamed of running your own bookshop? Well, now you can combine a holiday in Scotland’s Lowlands with running a bookshop and have the ultimate holiday experience!
The Open Book in Wigtown, Scotland is a fantastic bookshop in a beautiful and idyllic location. The rural location makes for a tranquil pace of life, but the bookshop hides a little secret. Upstairs is a studio flat, and this flat is rented out for just £28 a night!
You might be wondering what the catch is and of course there is one, but this catch may be more a positive than a negative as those who rent the studio are expected to run the Open Book Bookshop below during their stay! This might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a bibliophile’s dream and if you ever fancied recommending books to tourists, giving advice and having the general experience of running your own bookshop then this might be right up your street!
It’s the perfect location, Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town and the Open Book is offering the first ever experience of this kind. You won’t just be stranded and left to it, you can use the flat upstairs during your stay and you’ll be supported by a team of volunteers and bookshop sellers to make sure your experience goes as smoothly as possible, according to the Open Book Air BnB listing offering this experience.
The idea came about after discussions with the Wigtown Festival Company, allowing people to immerse themselves in the entire bookshop experience, escaping the city and the fast paced life and celebrating literature and education too.
Wigtown is all about the books, it’s the Scottish equivalent of Hay on Wye and anyone taking up this experience will be in for a real treat!