An archaeological best-seller: first print of Ness monograph sold out

The Ness of Brodgar: As it Stands CoverLess than two months since its launch, a second print of our interim monograph, The Ness of Brodgar: As it Stands, is under way.

Demand for the title has been incredible and all the 1,000 original copies have gone, and orders are still coming in.

The book, which is the third volume in the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research series, presents over a decade’s worth of information on all aspects of the monumental Neolithic site.

Nick Card, Ness of Brodgar site director and one of the book’s editors, said that although he suspected it would be popular, he was not expecting a response on this scale.

“In archaeological terms, we’ve got a best-seller on our hands and copies of the book have been flying off the shelves to addresses around the world since November 18.

“We thought the initial print run of 1,000 would keep us going for quite a while, but our stock is now down to double figures. Clearly interest in the excavations at this phenomenal site shows no sign of waning.”

Published by The Orcadian, a new print run is under way with the next batch of books expected in March.

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