Far From The Madding Crowd

Madding Crowd Shop front
Gruffalo at Peel
Madding crowd rabbit

Located in the heart of Linlithgow High Street, Far From The Madding Crowd is a wonderful shopping destination, full of beautiful and unusual products.

Come and browse our extensive selection of books, jewellery, Seasalt clothing, accessories, gifts, stationery and more: just remember to give yourself enough time to explore!

Spread over two floors of an attractive Georgian building, we stock practically every genre. General fiction, classics, sci-fi, history, travel, cookery, poetry and the natural world can be found on the ground floor of the building, while our two specialist departments Little Owl’s Bookshop & The Scotland Room are in the cosy basement.

With so many titles in stock, we’re pretty confident that we’ll be able to find the title you’re looking for, and probably quite a few you didn’t know you wanted! If we don’t have the title you’re looking for in stock, we offer a free ordering service, usually with next day delivery in-store, so please just ask and we can help.

We also run a varied events programme throughout the year, both here in the shop and at external venues.

We even have a resident rabbit who helps out with our free storytelling sessions, held every Saturday morning at 11:00 am. He's pretty good at free cuddles as well!

Join us for the Further From Festival – West Lothian’s only book festival which takes place at the beginning of each year. We also coordinate the West Lothian Schools Festival (A Wee Bit Further From!), a free schools festival open to all schools, which takes place every June.

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