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Coming Soon – Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stane

We’re very excited about the forthcoming release of this new book!

One of the biggest ever names in children’s books – Harry Potter – turns 20 this year, and the first novel’s staggering 80th translation will be into Scots.

Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stane
Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stane

Given the tremendous popularity of the Harry Potter series with children and adults alike, this is a sure-fire hit for Christmas for readers new and old. Having read these when they first came out twenty years ago, I can’t think of a better way to revisit this magical world than in a new dialect – and one that celebrates the country in which the story was born.

Here’s the blurb from the back for a flavour of what to expect –

Turnin the envelope ower, his haun tremmlin, Harry saw a purpie wax zeal wi a coat o airms; a lion, an earn, a brock, and a snake surroondin a muckle letter ‘H’.

Harry Potter doesnae ken the first thing aboot Hogwarts when the LETTERS stert drappin ontae the doormat at nummer fower, Privet Loan. The letters, scrievit in GREEN ink on a YELLA pairchment wi a PURPIE seal, are taen aff him by his AWFIE aunt and CRABBIT uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleeventh  birthday, a muckle GIANT wi touse hair cawed RUBEUS HAGRID breenges in ate his life wi some ASTOONDIN news: HArry Potter is a warlock, and he has a place at HOGWARTS SCHUIL O CARLINECRAFT AND WARLOCKRY.

Since 2002 Itchy Coo have been wowing young readers with translations of books from authors such as Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Alexander McCall Smith, AA Milne, Asterix and others. This new venture into the world of warlockery is, we’re sure, going to be just as well received.

Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stane will be published on 23rd November and is available for trade customers to order here.

Jenny, Lomond Books

New – The Queensferry Crossing: Vision to Reality

The opening of the Queensferry Crossing in August this year was one of Scotland’s biggest civic events. 50,000 people walked across our newest landmark and close to 4,000 guests were present to see HRH Queen Elizabeth II officially open the bridge.

We’re delighted to have the only book about this incredible new feat of engineering in stock, with exclusive distribution in Scotland. Lily Publication’s The Queensferry Crossing: Vision to Reality is a quality, informative book packed with stunning colour photographs. It celebrates both the new bridge – the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world – and the 15,000 men and women who worked to complete the structure.

Queensferry Crossing: Vision to Reality
New from Lily Publications – The Queensferry Crossing: Vision to Reality

This is a must-have commemorative book that marks one of Scotland’s largest and most innovative projects, and there is nothing else like it on the market. Spanning the bridge’s new history from conception to completion, it details the technical challenges triumphs lying behind its construction. It includes forwards from First Minister Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP and key individuals in the project’s management.

The Queensferry Crossing: Vision to Reality is available now to order here.

Jenny, Lomond Books

New & Exclusive – Edinburgh: A Personal View in Photographs

“This is Edinburgh as I have seen it”
Douglas Corrance

We’re pleased to add to our exclusive offering this sensational new art-quality book showcasing the magnificent city of Edinburgh, from renowned photographer Douglas Corrance.

Edinburgh: A Personal View in Photographs
Edinburgh: A Personal View in Photographs

Edinburgh: A Personal View in Photographs is Douglas’s response to a life spent in one of the world’s most fascinating cities; one which he would say is “made for photographers”.

Capturing the quintessential quirks of Edinburgh, its eccentricities and its many interesting characters, this book well serves a multi-faced city and will appeal to both the local citizen and the visitor, young and old.

The beautiful colour and black-and-white images are accompanied by Douglas’s lively and entertaining captions giving insight into how the photographer approaches his subject and how passionately he feels about the city he chose to make his home.

The book has been laid out as if it is an imagined walk around the city, starting from the castle, traveling down the Royal Mile, through the Old Town and then the New Town, with journeys into the West End and the northern communities of the Firth of Forth. There is also a section dedicated to Edinburgh’s international reputation as the Festival City.

Photographer Douglas Corrance
Photographer Douglas Corrance with his latest book

Throughout the hundreds of remarkable images included in this landmark publication, Douglas has succeeded in catching the indefinable essence that makes the place so special and memorable. Anyone who has enjoyed a visit to the city will find this book a welcome reminder of Edinburgh’s undeniable charm.

Published by Forth Books, Edinburgh: A Personal View in Photographs is part of our exclusive distribution range at Lomond. You can find it on our website here.

Jenny, Lomond Books

New & Exclusive – Harry the Highlander: A Bad Hair Day

We’ve just taken delivery of a very exciting new children’s title – Harry the Highlander: A Bad Hair Day.

Harry the Highlander: A Bad Hair Day Jigsaw Book
Harry the Highlander: A Bad Hair Day Jigsaw Book

Harry is one of our best-selling children’s characters (just who could resist that smiling face?!) and he’s back, but he’s having a bad hair day. He’s about to take part in the Highland Show but his hair is just so much of a mess!

Can the other farm animals convince Harry to change his hair to look more like theirs? Or will he just do his own thing in the end?

This hardback gift book is perfect for Christmas – it includes five 12-piece jigsaw puzzles within the pages so that children can find out how Harry might look with his new hairstyles.

At the end, they can choose their favourite!

This is the latest addition to our GW Publishing range and it’s available now. Click here to order.

Jenny, Lomond Books Ltd

Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn

It’s that time of year again already -as we watch the rain drizzle down the office windows summer is well and truly on it’s way out, and we’re looking ahead to… Christmas!

Christmas Catalogue
Christmas Catalogue

We always kick off our Christmas range with a brand new catalogue (which is on it’s way to our mail list customers now and available to download here) and with an exhibition at Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn.

This year the show is on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th September, as ever in Glasgow’s SECC. You can register for your free buyer’s entry badge on the STF website by clicking on this link: Registration

Lomond featured on STF Show Edit
Lomond featured on STF Show Edit

On the site you can also see our exhibitor profile. We cannot recommend enough that you visit our stand at the show, not least because it’s a fantastic opportunity to see our range for Christmas, but also because we offer extended credit on all orders placed at the show until the end of December 2017. This means that you can benefit from all of your pre-Christmas sales before having to pay for your stock – what a great early present for yourself!

We hope to see you in Glasgow on stand J16 very soon!

Lomond Books & Lyrical Scotland
Books – Calendars – Maps – Postcards
Greetings Cards – Magnets – Jigsaws – Toys

Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn
17-18 September 2017
SECC Glasgow

Jenny, Lomond Books Ltd

Lomond at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

We’re thrilled to have our Scottish publications on sale as part of one of the world’s biggest and best known book celebrations, the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Edinburgh International Book Festival
Our stand at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Every year book lovers descend on the capital to take part in two weeks of events, signings, readings, story-telling, recitals, discussions, debates and more in the big white tents of Charlotte Square.

On sale in the book shop tents are thousands of books from Scottish authors and publishers – among them our titles under our Lomond, Lyrical Scotland and GWP imprints as well as those publishers we distribute exclusively for.

We hope many of you have managed to visit the EIBF this year and enjoyed some of their fantastic events. It’s all too easy to take having such a unique and varied celebration of books right on our doorstep for granted!

Jenny, Lomond Books Ltd

Closed for the Bank Holiday

We are closed for the bank Holiday weekend – we will be here again on Tuesday 30th May from 9am. You can of course order online on the website. Hope the weather lasts for us all!

Lomond Books Ltd purchases GW Publishing (Scotland) Ltd


Scottish publisher GW Publishing (Scotland) Ltd has been sold to West Lothian based publisher, wholesaler and distributor Lomond Books Ltd.

Hamish McHaggis Series
Hamish McHaggis Series – part of the GWP Range

The sale of GW publishing, publisher of The Whisky Kitchen, Harry the Highlander, the Hamish McHaggis series and more, which was based in Dunblane, was concluded this week. The deal sees the publishing list, rights and stock transfer to Lomond who intend to continue publishing under the GW Publishing imprint.

Graeme Wallace of GW Publishing said, “Following 16 years of publishing I have taken GW Publishing as far as possible and in order for it to flourish further, and after much consideration and discussion, I have agreed to sell GW Publishing and its publishing list on to a suitable business that I feel can best take it forward. For most of its time, GWP titles have been represented, sold and distributed by Lomond Books Ltd who I feel have the strongest presence in the Scottish marketplace. Lomond has over 30 years’ experience in the Scottish and UK book trade and has made great progress in increasing and enhancing the sales and distribution of GWP titles in the last few years.”

Lomond’s Commercial Director Crawford Goodwin said, “Lomond shall ensure the continued success and supply of the GWP list to our customers. Following many years of selling GWP titles as a wholesaler, and in more recent years handling the sales and distribution for GW Publishing exclusively, it was a natural fit to our business to bring this list under our own publishing arm. With many titles such as Harry The Highlander, The Whisky Kitchen and the Hamish McHaggis series selling exceptionally well across the general book trade, heritage, tourism and gift markets, and with the potential to renew and refresh the publishing list, we welcome the opportunities this acquisition brings to our business.”

For further information please contact us as

Jenny McGaw, Lomond Books Ltd

Picturing Scotland series moves to Lomond Books Ltd


Elgin based publisher Ness Publishing has concluded a deal with West Lothian based publisher, wholesaler and distributor Lomond Books Ltd to publish the Picturing Scotland series ( a 36 book series for every part of Scotland) under their Lyrical Scotland imprint.

Picturing Scotland: Scotland's Mountains
Picturing Scotland: Scotland’s Mountains – one of our Lyrical Scotland editions due May 2017

The first 8 titles – 2 new , 4 new editions and 2 reprints – from Lyrical Scotland will be available from 29th May 2017. All remaining Ness Picturing Scotland stock has transferred to Lomond who will, in future, publish all further Picturing Scotland titles under their Lyrical Scotland imprint as they reprint.

Ness Publishing’s Colin Nutt said, “It doesn’t seem possible but it’s nine years since we started publishing the Picturing Scotland series. In that time the two of us here have done everything related to this project ourselves, including sales and distribution. With over 180,000 now sold, that’s a lot of books to invoice, pick, pack and despatch.”

Lomond’s Commercial Director Crawford Goodwin said, “Ness have had a lot of success with the Picturing Scotland series. We aim to continue that and to develop further new titles and ideas for the series in conjunction with Colin and Eithne as they continue to photograph Scotland at its best. Ultimately this allows both Colin and Eithne Nutt to take a step back and enjoy a more relaxed view of book publishing.”

View the full range on our website here.

Jenny McGaw, Lomond Books Ltd

Launch of our new website

Welcome to our new blog!

Those of you who have visited our site before will notice that it has undergone something of a face lift. It’s a little Christmas gift to ourselves, and we hope you like the new, modern feel.

The site has been redesigned to provide more information on our products and services. We are still working on it and will be streamlining our categories to improve usability to help you to find titles and place orders more quickly.

We also have this rather nice new blog, on which we’ll keep you updated with new ranges, key titles, trade news, events and special offers.

For trade customers who already have an online account, your log in details should not have changed.

If you have any queries about how to use the new site, please don’t hesitate to contact our Sales Office on 01506 855955 or at

Happy browsing!

Jenny McGaw, Lomond Books Ltd