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  • The 2024 Sedbergh Book Town Festival ‘What are Words Worth?’, the annual exploration of writing and ideas, will run from 25th May to 1st June.
  • Further 2024 events will include a writing competition for children and adults from July – November, a September festival for amateur writers, poets, and playwrights, and a crime novel event ‘Crime in the Country’ from 11th to 13th October.

‘What are Words Worth?’ – Sedbergh Book Festival 2024

‘What are Words Worth?’  Yes it’s a great pun, especially if you live close to the Lake District but our great poet is not the theme ... More

Our Book Town Story

Sedbergh became England’s official Book Town in 2003 following the work of a dedicated group of locals who formed the Sedbergh Literary Trust. ... More

Yoto Carnegies Book Town Takeover

On Tuesday 23rd April 2024 Yoto Carnegies, the UK’s longest running and best loved book awards for children and young people, in partnership with ... More

Book Sellers

Sedbergh Book Town has a wide range of shops and Book Cafes where you can hunt for your dream second hand books ... More

Poetry Club

Sedbergh’s Poetry Club’s Autumn programme starts on Monday 7th September 2023 with a fantastic, fun course to help all those who love poetry, ... More

The Dales & Lakes Bookshop Trail

A guide to the secondhand bookshops in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. ... More