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. 

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 also sell tickets for local events. 



What we do

​The Book & Card offers a curated range of books designed to appeal to a variety of tastes.  In addition to books by local authors and Scottish fiction, non-fiction and children's books, why not check out our Classics, our selection of Science Fiction for something different? 

We source our fabulous greetings cards from several Scottish and UK suppliers to fit (nearly) all occasions and tastes. 

Our stationery range is extensive for a wee shop and includes all the pens, paper, adhesives, files and folders you or your business may need.  We are constantly adding new art supplies to suit the budding artist, dabbler or seasoned professional. 

We are always expanding our selection of games and toys, from board game classics to educational children's games.  If it's for a gift, why not check out our fabulous gift wrap & bags

We are also home to Brodick's Post Office and stock a good range of postal accessories.

Have a business on Arran? 

If you have a business on Arran, you can open a monthly business account with us. 


This means you can collect everyday items your business might need at your convenience and pay monthly.  For businesses needing bulk or specialised items, we can order them from our extensive catalogue. 

On request, larger orders can be delivered 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

Note that our hours may differ from the above due to the  Coronavirus pandemic.  For more up-to-date information, please visit our Facebook page or Google our business page.