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Deeside Books

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lovely bookstore

The owner is very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Great range of books, especially (not... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
aberdeenangler
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good books but gift store a little dull

I was so excited to visit this interesting shop again after my previous visit last year, but while... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
LeeKZN
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Durban, South Africa
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18-20 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

The owner is very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Great range of books, especially (not surprisingly) ones relevant to Scotland and the local area. Also has a good selection of cards and reproduction old railway posters. It is situated on the main street of the village,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I was so excited to visit this interesting shop again after my previous visit last year, but while I enjoyed looking at the books and not much has changed, I recall the gift shop being better stocked last year. Maybe I am mistaken. Still good...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LeeKZN
Bryn W, Manager at Deeside Books, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you very much for your response. After a massive refurbishment since being flooded, the shop has changed drastically inside and outside - changing the layout, the shelving & hugely increasing the gift side of the business. We are still working on things to get...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

I was pleased to see that this lovely book shop has now reopened. They have a great range of books and I always think that browsing in a traditional book store is so much more enjoyable than in a large chain store. In addition to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Bryn W, Manager at Deeside Books, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed 10 November 2016

Several months since the last reviewer advised that this shop was closed due to flood damage and I can report that, as at November, it is still closed and no doubt waiting its turn along with other properties in the village to have repairs and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

(I am aware that this marvellous shop was flooded out at the turn of the year and is currently closed, but being repaired with a view to reopening.) This is the kind of shop where customers can browse for ages and not feel pressured. The...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Deeside is a charming small book store with a good selection of used and new books. The shop has a lot of unique books as well. Very helpful staff.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Clockwork G
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

I could honestly have spent hours in the bookstore! Great books on Scotland and whatever else you're looking for! I got the cutest little book here! Also they have gifts too

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank angelina_hein
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Always lovely to browse in this traditional second hand book shop, and find publications you remembered or had been looking for. I wonder where these books have travelled to and from. Also a good selection of new books, gifts and children's books Very helpful chap...More

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank JeanBryden
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This bookshop is a treasure trove of out of print publications. I have been able to find books here that I thought could not be found. The owner and staff have always been very helpful and I have normally obtained the books I was looking...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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