Exclusive Arran Gifts

Most products are designed and produced by the talented Emma Ball, exclusively for the Book & Card. 

Available online, in store or by mail order. 


Individual or Coaster Set- a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. 

Gift Vouchers 
Helium Balloons

We also supply helium balloons for any occasion!  We stock:

  • 11" latex balloons in most colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, silver, white and gold). 

  • 34" foil number balloons (available normally in gold, pink, silver and blue), and

  • 18" birthday and occasion balloons. 


Balloons are available only for collection. Advance ordering strongly recommended. 

Please call us on 01770302288 and we'd be happy to help! 


About us

The Book and Card has been run by the Johnston Family since 1985.  Now into its third generation, we continue to stock Arran's news, gift, book and stationery essentials and offer a friendly service to visitors and locals alike.  We are proud to be an independent bookseller-- one of the last in North Ayrshire. 

The Book and Card is a must-visit stop for tourists and day trippers meandering along Brodick's shore front, offering a wide selection of books, toys, postcards and Arran products year-round.

Since October 2019 we have been home to Brodick's Post Office.  Please see the Post Office website for more details about what services we offer.

We are home to Arran Baby Equipment Hire, making family holidays to Arran that much easier! (Currently closed due to COVID-19)

We also sell tickets for local events. 



What we do

  • Postcards & Stamps (stamps for postcards are sold at the retail counter & Post Office counter)

  • Toys & Games

  • Books and Book Tokens

  • Selected artists' supplies

  • Paper & Till Roll

  • Envelopes, post boxes and mailbags

  • Stationery & Office Supplies (we can order items if not currently in stock!)

  • Printer Ink and printer ink recycling

  • Batteries

  • Helium Balloons 

  • Gift Vouchers (come in store or purchase one below!)

  • Select electrical accessories, including all standard mobile phone chargers

  • Sim Cards for most mobile providers

  • We even do baby equipment hire!

Business to Business

We offer a range of stationery and office supplies to local businesses at highly competitive prices. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Copier paper (reams and boxes), including 100% recycled ranges

  • Envelopes of all sizes

  • Packing essentials including bubble wrap and packing tape

  • Till and card machine rolls

  • Ledgers, diaries, waitress pads

  • Office Furniture (e.g. office chairs)

  • Printers and Printer Ink

  • Pens, pencils & Markers

  • Folders, document holders, clipboards

If we don't have items in stock we can order them from our extensive catalog for 48 hr delivery, free-of-charge! 

On request, items can be delivered (for free!) to your place of business-- anywhere on Arran! 

To arrange an account with us, get in touch via email or phone.


Opening Hours

We are open from about 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

We are closed Sundays.


Please get in touch using the contact details below or use the handy web form!

Tel: 01770302288

Email: happyspidertrading@gmail.com

VAT REG: 743 2750 39

Company No: SC573480 

The Book & Card


Isle of Arran KA27 8AJ

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