The John Buchan Story, The Chambers Institution, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8AG

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation No SC042519

The John Buchan Story Peebles


Besides having for sale a selection of new and second-hand books by John Buchan and Anna Buchan (“O. Douglas”) we have a number of practical gifts.

These include:

Greenmantle Mug

Designed to commemorate the publication of “Greenmantle” in 1916.

Price £7

Sunflower Mug - Bone China

John Buchan’s Uncle Wille lived in Bank House, Peebles and was the Town Clerk for 28 years. As an avid antiquarian, whose interests included genealogy and heraldry, he applied for, and received, a grant of arms from the Lord Lyon in 1895. His researches led to a probable link to a younger son of Buchan of Auchmacoy in Aberdeenshire whose crest is the sunflower. The Peebles Buchans’ and their descendants adopted this most positive of flowers. John Buchan had bookplates of various sunflower designs and several editions of his books were stamped with the logo.

Price £6

And now, recently arrived a number of books signed O. Douglas or Anna Buchan! The price for the complete collection is £50.

1. “John Buchan By His Wife and Friends”

       Signed “Anna Buchan Dec 1947”


2. “Unforgettable Unforgotten”

       Signed “Anna Buchan Dec 1945”

3. “The Day of Small Things”

       Signed “O. Douglas Aug 1938”

4. “Eliza For Common”

       Signed “O. Douglas July 1928”

5. “The Day of Small Things”

       Signed “O. Douglas Aug 1932”

6. “Eliza For Common”

       Signed “O. Douglas”

7. “The Day of Small Things”

        Signed “O. Douglas Jul 1946”

8. “Ann and Her Mother”

      Signed “O. Douglas Aug 1938”

To purchase any of the above items please telephone 01721 723525 or use the form on the Contact page to send us an e-mail. Many thanks.