Bookshop Holiday Experience for Bookworms

Credit: Airbnb


Calling on all book lovers!

Have you ever wanted to run a bookstore? A bookstore in Scotland gives you that opportunity!

The Open Book is located in Wigtown, Scotland, which is considered to be a beautiful and blissful environment. However, the bookshop uncovers a hidden treasure: upstairs is a studio apartment, which is rented out on Airbnb for about £35 ($50) a night!

You are thinking right now “This sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?” Well, you would be right. There is one, but not what you think. All you have to do is help run the bookshop downstairs during your stay! This is what all us bibliophiles have been waiting for!


And this bookshop could not be in a more idyllic location. Wigtown is considered to be Scotland’s National Book Town so you will not be in bad company. The Open Book is offering a one of a kind experience, but don’t think you’ll be thrown into the bookshop on your own devices. A team of volunteers and booksellers will be there to assist you!

To find out more about this holiday accommodation, visit the Open Book Airbnb Listing

A BuzzFeed staff writer also wrote about his experience running the Open Book on holiday.


Wigtown Book Festival


Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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