As well as dedicated bookshops many other shops sell books alongside their normal stocks. Our Book Cafes have themed books for you to browse while you eat & drink.

You can also download our Book Town leaflet here

Al Forno Italian Kitchen

Al Forno Italian Kitchen is found on Sedbergh Main Street and opened in June 2017. They offer a number of oven-baked pizzas and fresh pastas as well as daily specials and a range of hot and cold beverages. Open for both lunch and dinner. Al Forno is also a Book Cafe selling books on Italy, Italian cooking and Languages.

30 Main Street, Sedbergh LA10 5BL [view on map]

015396 34040

10 am to 10 pm Tuesday to Sunday

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Avril’s books at Farfield

Located 1 mile outside Sedbergh (Hawes road) at Farfield Mill next to Reception. Specialist stock of Craft, Textile, Needlework, Fine & Applied Arts subjects.

Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, LA10 5LW [view on map]

Avril Whittle

07967 638503

Daily 10:30am - 4:30pm in winter, 10:30am - 5:00pm in Summer)

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Clutterbooks is Sedbergh Community Charity Shop’s main outlet for books but also stocks a varied and ever-changing selection of artefacts, music, games, puzzles and collectables. Profits from the charity shop go into the Community Fund which then gives grants to local groups, recycling money within the community.

77 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria [view on map]

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

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Clutterbooks and Clobber community charity shop

Clutterbooks & Clobber, Sedbergh's community charity shop

When the residents of Sedbergh have a spring clean – in the kitchen, of the bookshelves, the wardrobe perhaps, they are inevitably left with some perfectly serviceable items that they no longer need. They bundle them up and take them to Clutterbooks & Clobber, Sedbergh’s Community Charity Shop, for a possible second life.

86 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria [view on map]

015396 21730

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

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Farfield Clothing

Farfield clothing shop

Manufacturing a unique collection of outdoor clothing for adults and children, Farfield Clothing has established an international reputation for design, quality and value. The building is also home to The Old School Bookshop which stocks a wide range of second hand books.

The Old School House, Joss Lane, Sedbergh, Cumbria [view on map]

015396 20169

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

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Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre

Farfield Mill is a restored Victorian cotton mill which now houses artisan craft workshops, exhibition spaces, working looms, shop and tearoom.

Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW [view on map]

Open 7 days a week. Mill 10.30 – 4.00, Cafe 10.30– 3.00

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Haddock Paddock Fish & Chips Cafe and Takeaway

For the finest, fresh-cooked fish and chips. Eat in or take away. Haddock Paddock is also a Book Cafe selling books on fishing, fish cookery and marine and river life.

67-69 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria [view on map]

015396 20468

11.30am to 1.30pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 7.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays - Saturdays

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Information and Book Centre

Sedbergh Information and Book Centre

The Information and Book Centre provides a wealth of ideas and information for visitors and residents along with a shop selling new and second-hand books as well as maps and gifts.

72 Main Street, Sedbergh, LA10 5AD [view on map]

015396 20125

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4pm

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No. 6 Finkle Street and Mad Hatter’s Tea Room

Number 6 Finkle Street shop front

No.6 offers a wide range of homewares over 2 floors – scatter cushions, lamps, picture frames, leather handbags, jewellery, plant pots, candles & candle sticks, stationery, wall art, mugs, clothing and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Room (which is also a Book Cafe selling children’s books). Hopefully something for everyone!

6 Finkle Street, Sedbergh [view on map]

Jacky Baines

015396 20298

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4pm

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Sleepy Elephant

Sleepy Elephant shop

Books and Country Walking,
Books – specialises in local subjects, Folios, children’s, mountain and walking guides.
Boots and essential walking gear at discount prices, e.g. Goretex walking boots from £45

41 Main Street, Sedbergh, LA10 5BL [view on map]

015396 21770

Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm

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Smatt’s Duo, café bar and bistro

Smatt's Duo, 32 Main Street

Smatt’s Duo’s menu offers a wide variety with something to suit everyone and includes breakfast, lunch, main meals, scones, cakes, desserts, local ice cream, various coffees and teas. Smatt’s Duo is also a Book Cafe selling novels, cooking and recipe books.

32 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria [view on map]

015396 20552

9am to 4pm Mondays and 9am to 6pm Wednesdays to Sundays

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The Cross Keys Temperance Inn, Cautley

The Cross Keys is a 400 year old National Trust Temperance Inn situated close to Cautley Spout, England’s highest waterfall. The Cross Keys is also a Book Cafe selling books on history, local history and nature.

Cautley, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5NE [view on map]

Chris Clowes

015396 20284

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Three Hares Café

Three Hares Cafe

A family-run, seasonal and locally-sourced café, bistro and bakery. The Three Hares is also a Book Cafe with a selection of interesting books you can read while enjoying your lunch.

57 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria [view on map]

015396 21058

8.30am to 5pm Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8.30am to 4pm Sundays and 6 to 11pm as a bistro Thursdays to Saturdays

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Westwood Books

Westwood Books, Sedbergh

Over 70,000 books on all subjects on two floors. Parking, coffee machine, sofas, toilet.

Long Lane, Sedbergh, LA10 5AH [view on map]

015396 21233

Open daily, 10.30-5.30 including Bank Holidays. Can vary in winter.

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