This guide is also available as a printed leaflet from the Sedbergh Information centre and other locations in the Lakes and Dales. You can also download a copy of the leaflet as a PDF file suitable for printing. We aim to keep this web page up to date but the PDF file is a copy of the printed document - some of the details in the leaflet may differ from what is shown on this web page which is subject to more frequent revision.

Bookshop list

Avril’s books at Farfield - Sedbergh

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]

07967 638503

avrilsbooks@icloud.com

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

Sedbergh Information and Book Centre

Information and Book Shop - Sedbergh

Collaborative bookshop with numerous dealers covering books on all subjects: strengths include local interest, natural history, art, transport, Folio Society and children’s. Also new local books, guides and maps, cards and gifts.

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

015396 20125

tic@sedbergh.org.uk

https://www.sedbergh.org.uk/locations/information-and-book-centre/

Monday to Saturday 10-4. Sunday 12-4.

Sleepy Elephant shop

Sleepy Elephant - Sedbergh

Books and Country Walking.

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

015396 21770

http://www.thesleepyelephant.co.uk/

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

Farfield clothing shop

The Old School Room Bookshop - Sedbergh

A small bookshop selling a selection of second-hand books adjacent to main business of manufacturing and retailing designer fleeces and accessories.

Farfield Clothing Ltd., The Old School House, Joss Lane, Sedbergh, LA10 5AS [view on map]

015396 20169

info@farfield.co.uk

https://www.farfield.co.uk/

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Westwood Books, Sedbergh

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

books@westwoodbooks.co.uk

http://www.westwoodbooks.co.uk

Open daily from 10.30-5.30 including Sundays and Bank Holidays

Bookcase – Carlisle

Large general stock and specifically books on Cumbria, literature and natural history. Probably the largest bookstore in the north, with over 30 rooms, 4 floors and 300,000 books in store.

17-19 Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8SY [view on map]

01228 544560

bookcasecarlisle@aol.com

10-5 Monday - Saturday

Keswick Bookshop – Keswick

Good general stock, wide selection of mountaineering, Lake District, illustrated, children’s books, art books, maps and prints. Large car parks 3 to 4 minutes.

4 Station Street, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5HT [view on map]

017687 75535 or 01228 528567

j.kinnaird22@btopenworld.com

Easter to 31st October most days 11-5, closed Wed and Sun; Winter Saturday only and Christmas/New Year fortnight – telephone first if making a detour

Beckside Books – Penrith

Two floors of interesting general stock and a touch of serendipity. Browsers welcome. One-hour parking spaces opposite; pay and display 3 minutes away.

31 St Andrew’s View, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YF [view on map]

01768 895951

becksidebookspenrith@gmail.com

Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5

Summerfield Books – Penrith

We stock an exciting range of Natural History books: new and second hand, including books on botany and botanical art, arboriculture and forestry, gardening, fungi, ornithology and zoology. We also stock magnifiers and lenses. Find us 50 yards from junction 40 (Penrith) of M6 motorway on A66 west. Parking.

The Old Coach House, Skirsgill Business Park, Penrith CA11 0DJ [view on map]

01768 210793

info@summerfieldbooks.com

https://www.summerfieldbooks.com

Monday - Friday 9-5, Saturday by arrangement

Withnail Books – Penrith

4000+ volumes of general stock with a good selection of cinema/TV, comics/graphic novels, Cumbrian interest and a shelf of TE Lawrence. Award-winning cafe on site.

The Brunswick Yard Antiques Centre (opp. Booths), Brunswick Road, Penrith, CA11 7JU [view on map]

07977 830945

withnailbooks@btinternet.com

http://www.withnailbooks.com

Tuesday to Saturday 10-5

Barry McKay – Appleby–in–Westmorland

Antiquarian and modern books on a variety of subjects. Specialists in new and out-of-print books on all aspects of the arts and history of the book.

Kingstone House, Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria CA16 6XT [view on map]

017683 52282

mailtobarrymckay@gmail.com

http://www.barrymckayrarebooks.org

Tuesday-Friday 10-5, other times by appointment

Armitt Museum and Library Book Shop – Ambleside

The Armitt book shop is situated at the entrance to the historic Armitt Museum and Library complex. We specialise in secondhand and antiquarian books relating to the Lake District and also rock climbing and mountaineering worldwide as well as more general stock.

The Armitt, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9BL [view on map]

01539 431212

info@armitt.com

http://www.armitt.com/

Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30-4.30 Nov-Mar, 10-5 Apr-Oct

The Bookshop – Kirkby Stephen

Independent bookshop established 1980. Small shop, big stock, browsers and book lovers very welcome.

22 Market Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QT [view on map]

01768 371804

barbaradowson@gmail.com

10-4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, closed for lunch 1-2

Harlings Book Exchange Est. 1956 – Barrow–in–Furness

The best assorted fiction around, especially crime. A book paradise for the avid reader. Return your novel in good condition and get your next one at half price.

26 Crellin Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1DU [view on map]

01229 824625

terrybaines@hotmail.co.uk

9-4.30 Wednesday - Saturday

Kerr & Sons Bookshop – Cartmel

Celebrating 85 years of bookselling in Cartmel with a stock of over 10,000 quality books. Prices range from £5 to £5,000. Priory Barn showroom/store open on request. Rare books bought and sold, valuations undertaken.

The Square, Cartmel, Cumbria LA11 6PX [view on map]

015395 36247 or 015395 32508

enquiries.kerrbooks@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.kerrbooks.co.uk

Office hours 9.30-4.30, closed Wednesday and Sunday; Gatehouse Bookshop open 11-4 Saturday

Daisyroots Books – Grange over Sands

Friendly independent family business established in 1994. Extensive stock of quality collectable and contemporary titles in sought-after subjects. Browse over 20,000 books on two floors. Complete range of OS Landranger maps, local OS Explorer maps and used maps. Free roadside parking opposite. Main Town centre car park within 5 minutes walk. All major cards accepted.

Main Street, Grange over Sands LA11 6DP [view on map]

015395 38817

sales@daisyrootsbooks.co.uk

https://www.daisyrootsbooks.co.uk

9.30-4.30 daily, closed Thursday and Sunday

The Old Library Bookshop – Hawes

Wide selection of books. Also OS maps, old maps, CDs, DVDs and vinyls.

The Old Library, Market House, Market Place, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3QX [view on map]

01969 666054

oldlibrarybookshop@gmail.com

Open daily 10-5, closed Wednesday

Carnforth Bookshop – Carnforth

An independent bookshop with a huge second-hand section located in 15 rooms and containing around 100,000 books. Great selection of new books, cards, gifts, toys, stationery and art materials.

38-42 Market Street, Carnforth LA5 9JX [view on map]

01524 734588

info@carnforthbooks.co.uk

http://www.carnforthbooks.co.uk/

9-5 Monday - Saturday, closed Sunday and bank holidays

The Old Pier Bookshop – Morecambe

Over 100,000 second-hand books on most subjects from 50p to £500. Discounts for large purchases. Owner crotchety at times but good-humoured.

287 Marine Road (on the promenade near the clock tower), Morecambe LA4 5BY [view on map]

01524 409360

https://www.facebook.com/The-Old-Pier-Bookshop-982602095138503/

Open daily, 10.30-7 summer, 1-5 winter

Assembled Books – Lancaster

A small but nigh perfect bookshop (mmm!) in an interesting indoor market, selling mainly secondhand books, ranging across both fiction and non-fiction. We also sell gemstones, fossils and shells.

The Assembly Rooms, King Street, Lancaster LA1 1JN [view on map]

07903 833399

https://www.facebook.com/AssembledBooks/

10-4.30 Tuesday-Saturday (not bank holidays)

GB Antiques Centre – Lancaster

Jon Smith (main hall) and Gerry Cotter (hall 3) run book stalls offering second-hand books on many subjects plus old framed county maps. Free parking.

Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road LA1 3LA [view on map]

0161 797 4786/01524 752968

https://www.gbantiquescentre.com/

Open daily 10-5

Pages Books – Settle

Good range of general stock including fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Large car parks close by.

Bishop Court House, Bishopdale Court, Settle BD24 9EB [view on map]

07748 126202

stephenson2@hotmail.co.uk

Tuesday - Saturday 10.30-4, some Sundays and Mondays

Grove Rare Books – Bolton Abbey

The quintessential country bookshop, and an unmissable call at this popular Dales destination. We stock a wide variety of quality books from £5 to £2,000. Trade visitors always welcome. Free customer parking.

Grove Rare Books at Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6EX [view on map]

01756 710717

antiquarian@groverarebooks.co.uk

https://www.groverarebooks.co.uk

Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

TP Books – Addingham

TP Books are located in the popular village of Addingham within walking distance of the various pubs, eateries and local shops and adjacent to a small free car park. Large stock of out-of-print and collectable books written and illustrated for children from paperbacks to fine first editions. Detective fiction and female authors. Select stock of Yorkshire and Bronte items. Many items ideal for unusual presents – christenings, 21sts etc.

71 Main Street, Addingham, W. Yorkshire LS29 0PD [view on map]

01943 830095

l.harrison539@btinternet.com

Friday-Saturday 10-4, and by appointment

Judith Mansfield Books and John Eggeling Books – Hebden Bridge

One bookdealer specialises in needlework, textiles and fashion, including vintage patterns; another sells general fiction, including detective and SF (paperbacks, magazines and first editions). Some other stands also have books.

Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre, First floor, The Old Police Station, Hope Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8AG [view on map]

01422 846561

todmordenbooks@gmail.com

http://www.hebdenantiques.co.uk/

7 days a week 10.30-4.30

North West Book Fairs

Over 20 book fairs each year in towns and villages including Barton, Grimsargh, Hornby, Lancaster, Longridge and Lytham in Lancashire; Clapham, Gargrave, Ingleton and Settle in North Yorkshire; and Sedbergh in Cumbria. Good quality second-hand books on a very wide range of subjects. Get a full calendar from Sedbergh Information and Book Shop and many libraries.

015395 35125 (Clapham), 01756 748778 (Gargrave), 033300 62270 (Settle and Lancaster) or 01524 752968 (all others)

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