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Deeside Books

18-20 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
+44 1339 754080
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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
A very good book shop with more besides.

I was pleased to see that this lovely book shop has now reopened. They have a great range of books... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
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20 Dec 2017
“Good books but gift store a little dull”
30 Oct 2017
“A very good book shop with more besides.”
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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18-20 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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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

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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

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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

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Bryn W, Manager at Deeside Books, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review.

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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

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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

Thank RealYstyck
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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.

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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

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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

2  Thank JeanBryden
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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

4  Thank anguscowboy
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