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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

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

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

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

Sedbergh Information and Book Centre

Dales and Lakes Book Trail Centre - Sedbergh

Co-operative of dealers covering books on all subjects including topography, mountaineering, natural history, art, railways & children’s. Also new local books, guides & maps, cards & gifts.

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

015396 20125

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

Farfield clothing shop

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.

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

015396 20169

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sleepy Elephant shop

Sleepy Elephant - Sedbergh

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

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

Border Bookshop – Todmorden

Established in 1979, we specialise in sports books, mainly football and cricket, and have a stock of 20,000 British comics (phone first to view). Also a large general stock.

Border Bookshop, 61a Halifax Road, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 5BB. [view on map]

01706 814721

Thursday & Friday 10-1 & 2-5. Saturday 10-4.

Lyalls Bookshop – Todmorden

We carry a broad selection of second hand and antiquarian books, covering a wide range of interests. Browsers are welcome to explore our comprehensive stock in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Lyall’s Bookshop, 15 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 5AA [view on map]

07971 806624

Wednesday-Sunday 11-4.30.

Chevin Books – Otley

Over 5,000 books stocked on most subjects, especially keen on History, Military, the Arts, Yorkshire topography and outdoor pursuits.

1 Bay Horse Court, Otley, LS21 1SB [view on map]

01943 466599

Monday to Saturday 10.00-5.00. Closed Wednesday.

Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre – Hebden Bridge

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

Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre, Ground floor, Pennine Building, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BZ. [view on map]

01422 846561

Withnail Books – Penrith

4000+ volumes of general stock with a good selection of Cinema/TV, comics/graphic novels, some Cumbrian topography and a shelf of T E Lawrence. (Free parking in Brunswick Yard for customers).

The Brunswick Yard, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7JU (within Brunswick Yard Antiques Centre) [view on map]

07977 830945

Tuesday to Saturday 10-5.

The Old Library Bookshop – Hawes

General and varied with lots of categories. Specialises in maps, especially Ordnance Survey

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

01969 666054

Tuesday to Sunday 10-5.

Backstreet Books – Keighley

A wide range of stock including antiquarian and collectable books at reasonable prices

6 Rectory Row, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 2LL [view on map]

07857 794764

Monday-Saturday 10-4.

TP Books – Addingham

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. Parking.

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

01943 830095

07719 606211

Friday-Saturday 10-4, and by appointment.

Barry McKay – Appleby

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

Barry McKay Rare Books, Kingstone House, Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6XT. [view on map]

017683 52282

Tuesday-Friday: 10-5. Other times by appointment.

Pages Books – Settle

Good range of general stock including fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Large carparks closeby.

Bishopcourt House, Bishopdale court, Settle, BD24 9EB. [view on map]

07748 126202

Easter to 31 October and Christmas and February half term - most days from 10.30. Nov and Jan closed Monday, Wednesday and Sunday.

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

Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5

Summerfield Books – Penrith

We stock an exciting range of Natural History books: New and second hand, including Botany and Botanical Art, Arboriculture & Forestry, Gardening, Fungi, Fauna. Magnifiers and lenses. Find us 50 yards from Junction 40 (Penrith) of M6 motorway on A66 West. Parking.

Unit L, Skirsgill Business Park, Penrith CA11 0FA [view on map]

01768 210793

Monday –Friday 9-5. Saturday by arrangement.

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 walk away.

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

017687 75535 or 01228 528567

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.

Michael Moon’s Bookshop – Whitehaven

Antiquarian Booksellers and Local History Publishers. Large town centre bookshop, located on two floors. Supplying books to forty countries, for over 45 years. 30,000 books on every conceivable subject. “When it’s wet – it’s fine at Moon’s”.

19 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7AL [view on map]

01946 599010

9.30 to 5 six days a week. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Kirkland Books – Kendal

Specialist booksellers selling fine, rare, giftable and collectable books on many subjects, including modern first editions, signed books, fine bindings, The Lake District, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome, Alfred Wainwright. Free parking.

32 The Antiques Emporium, Unit 8, Dockray Hall Mill, Kendal, LA9 4RU. [view on map]

0800 8806247

Monday - Saturday 10-5. Sunday 10-4.

The Gatehouse Bookshop – Cartmel

Celebrating 80 years of Bookselling in Cartmel with a stock of over 10,000 quality books. Prices range from £5 to £5000. Priory Barn showroom/store available by appointment. Rare books bought and sold, valuations undertaken.

Kerr & Sons Antiquarian Booksellers, The Gatehouse Bookshop, The Square, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6PX. [view on map]

015395 36247 or 015395 32508

Clitheroe Books – Clitheroe

A friendly independent town centre bookshop with books on most subjects, specialising in literature, local history and complementary medicine. New local books, guides and maps; other new books to order.

29 Moor Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BE [view on map]

01200 444242

Tuesday – Saturday 9-5.

The Rabbit Hole – Clitheroe

At the Rabbit Hole you will find a finely curated selection of items for sale. Book stock ranging from fiction, non-fiction, local history, to transportation, the arts, children’s, illustrated and general stock. You will also find a wide selection of records covering many genres, including rare and collectable items. There is also an interesting and eclectic selection of collectables memorabilia and ephemera.

1st Floor, 5 Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1BE [view on map]

07847 120045

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10.30-4, Saturday 9.30-5.

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

Monday – Saturday 9.30-4.30.

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