Friday, 17 August 2012

Stationery Store Series: Tackle & Books, Scotland

It is only appropriate that stationery, office supplies and art materials will happily coexist with fishing tackle in Tackle & Books of Tobermory. Tobermory is the main town of the Isle of Mull, the second largest isle of the Inner Hebrides. It is an attractive fishing port on the west coast of Scotland, founded in 1788 by the British Society of Encouraging Fisheries, and known also for its distinctive parade of brightly coloured waterfront houses. Tackle & Books stocks fishing tackle, gifts, books and, yes, stationery. The shop sections are clearly labelled, with stationery adjoining the fishing tackle department, and around the corner is a bookshop too. Winsor & Newton art materials, folders, notebooks, pens and pencils and office supplies are neatly stacked in their dedicated corner surprising stationery enthusiast Palimpsest who is on the first leg of her Scotland road trip.

Happy stationery hunting. Follow Palimpsest's Scottish road and boat trip on Flickr.


  1. *DROOL* You always get to visit the coolest stationery places ever. Love the pics. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Thanks, Palimpsest. Your post rattled my biases and cliches about nations and peoples a bit, which is a good thing. I actually know better, or think I do, but still have to be reminded that other nations aren't nearly as homogeneous as my mind has made them out to be.

    (That's a windy way of saying I looked up the route from London to Mull and translated the distance to where I am in the States. I'd be near Boston, or Atlanta, or northern Michigan--all very different "Americas".)

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