During the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, The Bookshop in Wigtown created the Random Book Club as a means to survive the economic ravages inflicted on the rest of us by the banking sector. Thank goodness the economy has recovered and we’re not in the grips of a pandemic, or something like that.

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Do you really want a random book?

Of course you do. You may not know it, but you do. You will be elated and disappointed in equal measure. That’s the point.

And even if you don’t want the book, you can give it to someone you don’t like.

Each month

You can experience the joy of opening a Christmas present from an aged aunt who is determined to divest herself of her enormous library. From Austen to Zola, you will never know what to expect.

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