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Second hand Bookshop and first hand poetry in Callander, Scotland

King bookshop in Callander on Main street

King bookshop in Callander

Sally Evans and Iain King in the bookshop

Sally Evans and Iain King in the bookshop

Photography gives opportunity to meet many people. Three years ago I met Sally Evans and Iain King in Callander, a small town in central Scotland on the shores of the river Teith. They run a bookshop filled with lots of literary curiosities from a 1752 French dictionary (gone now) to children’s book, tourists guides from last century, best sellers, dictionaries and of course books of Scottish or British poetry.

They moved to this lovely place about 10 years ago after running a bookshop in Edinburgh. Sally is a well known poet here in Scotland, but also a publisher, she runs Diehard Publishing. She often reads in Edinburgh or St Andrews and is very passionate about her garden, her flowers and her bees. Iain’s passion is bookbinding and he is always working on something interesting.

Every year in September they organise the Callander Poetry Festival, where many poets from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, read their work. A very friendly event due to occur next week (6-8 September).

Sally has a Blog

Sally Evans and Iain King in the bookshop

Sally Evans and Iain King

Iain King, bookbinder and bookseller

Iain King, bookbinder and bookseller

Sally Evans, poet and bookseller in the garden

Sally Evans, poet and bookseller in the garden

Sally Evans, poet and librarian

Sally Evans, poet and bookseller with her cat

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