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Orb's Bookshop is a community-run resource for all book lovers, with special emphasis on the history and geography of the North-east of Scotland. Our wide selection includes many titles featuring the area and its people. You can contact us to order new books, or ask us about something you've been trying to hunt down. Our book people will do their very best to help you. Everything you buy from us supports the bookshop and the community. We also support authors and do our best to source our books in a way that supports them.
Are you researching your family history? Have you come to fish the Deveron, the Bogie, or the Isla? Our local volunteer staff are happy to help you find the books you're looking for. For the Doric enthusiast, our language is well represented in the writings of local authors in poetry and prose.
Many visitors value Huntly as the birthplace of George MacDonald, one of the Victorian era's most celebrated writers and a founding father of fantasy fiction. A contemporary and friend of John Ruskin and Lewis Carroll, MacDonald established a genre which has inspired authors up to the present day. We strive to maintain a stock of his titles in both recent and early editions. You can find more information about George MacDonald at the website for the MacDonald society - www.george-macdonald.com
In addition to collectable and curious older works, Orb's Bookshop offers a broad range of general and genre fiction, both new and secondhand, and a good selection of natural history, field guides and Ordnance Survey maps. Children's books, travel, classics, cookery and gardening are some of the subject areas you'll find if you come in and browse for a while.
We sell our collectable and antiquarian books online via Abe Books, and you can search our online store here
If you would like a new book, or something specific, or if you need some inspiration - give us a call, or pop in!
You can find our contact details here.