Guests That Stay At This Apartment In Scotland Take Turns Running The Bookshop Downstairs

Are you looking for an unforgettable getaway? How about staying in a cozy apartment while experiencing life as a bookshop owner during your stay? If you love books and traveling then there’s no better place to go than The Open Book. Located in the heart of Wigtown, Scotland is a charming bookstore by the sea. Above the bookstore is an apartment where guests can stay for a week or two. During their stay, guests are in charge of running the bookstore downstairs. Indeed, this Airbnb listing could give you a whole new vacation experience you can’t get anywhere else.

This Scottish apartment accommodates 2 guests for a minimum stay of one week. The homey apartment above the bookstore has one double bed and one single bed with one bathroom and a kitchen. Guests can have the entire apartment to themselves throughout their stay. Additionally, the apartment provides all necessary amenities such as heating, dryer, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen utensils, bathroom essentials and emergency kits. The host will also provide guests one laptop with free Wi-Fi access.

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the open book apartment living room


the open book apartment upstairs


the open book apartment bedroom


the open book apartment kitchen


the open book apartment bathroom

Now, we go downstairs to the bookstore. Upon checking-in at The Open Book, you will assume the role of a bookstore owner. This means that you’ll take the reins in managing the bookstore. If you think this responsibility is too much for you to handle, don’t worry because a team of friendly volunteers will assist and guide you along the way.

the open book bookshop downstairs


bookshop apartment


the open book bookshop

The Open Book was set up by the Wigtown Festival Company with the aim of promoting the small Scottish town to the world. Dubbed as Scotland’s National Book Town, this magical place has 10 bookstores with more than 1,000 residents living right by the sea. For book lovers, Wigtown is the ultimate haven.

Being the owner of a bookshop, guests can get access to thousands of books to their hearts’ content. Furthermore, they also have the chance to meet and mingle with other book lovers to.

the open book bookshop collection


guests become bookshop owner


the open book wigtown booksthop apartment

Aside from bookstores, Wigtown is also home to breathtaking sceneries and attractions. The pristine sea, enchanting woodlands, ancient castles, vast farms and spectacular nature reserves. All of these beautiful attractions await you in this peaceful Scottish town. So, when you’re not running the bookstore, you can grab a bicycle and explore the beauty of Wigtown.

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Since The Open Book is in high demand among travelers, you’ll need to wait until 2023 to reserve your spot. This is because this Airbnb listing has been fully booked until December 2022. If you really want to experience this once-in-a-lifetime stay then we suggest you book now and wait for your turn. One satisfied guest wrote:

“The Open Book Airbnb experience is truly special and unforgettable! We waited for three years to do it and it was totally worth it. Everyone is so incredibly welcoming and kind, the bookshop is super fun to manage and you have free rein to try stuff out. The natural beauty surrounding Wigtown is truly breathtaking, and all in all, it’s just a great way to spend a vacation!”

Source: Airbnb