Damaged stock

If you receive a damaged book in a delivery, please contact our distributor Booksource immediately.

Booksource: tel. 0845 370 0067 or email

Visual proof may be required. For further information, please refer to the Terms & Conditions on the Booksource website.

General Stock 

We always work with our customers to ensure they have the most suitable range for their shop.

If on the odd occasion stock has not sold through, we are happy to discuss whether we can accept any returns.

All enquiries regarding returns must be made by email to your sales representative.

Any items returned must have been bought through Alba Books/Birlinn, be in perfect resaleable condition and be packaged safely for their return journey to our distributor Booksource.

Only authorised returns will be accepted. Unauthorised returns, or items damaged in transit due to improper packing, will not be accepted for credit and will be returned at the Customer’s expense.

Your Sales Representatives

– Hugh Andrew:
Sales Territory: Argyll

– Carole Hamilton:
Sales Territory: Highlands and Islands

– Ann Landmann:
Sales Territory: Glasgow, Stirling, Perth & Kinross, Fife, Edinburgh & Lothians, the North East, Southern Highlands, Borders, Arran, Orkney & Shetland, Dumfries & Galloway, Borders