Bookshops in Sedbergh

Many shops around the town sell books and are listed below, you can also find information about them on the Shops page.

Sedbergh Book Town Literary Trust

More information about the books, shops and events can be found on the Sedbergh Book Town Literary Trust website at

Write a Poem or a Short Story Competition

This year as part of Sedbergh’s Book Town Festival we are holding a writing competition to celebrate being a book town, our history and our countryside. This competition is open to anyone aged between 6- 18 years old with a creative writing flair to submit a poem or a short story. There are three different age categories; 6-9 years, 10-14 years and 15-18 years, and each category has a prize for 1st place and a prize for highly commended. Prizes will be monetary book vouchers for Westwood Books

Dales & Lakes Bookshop Trail

The Sedbergh Information Centre has produced a printed leaflet describing 26 independent bookshops in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, including our own bookshops. Copies of the leaflet are available from the Information Centre and some of the shops listed in the leaflet. An online version of the leaflet with an interactive map is also available on our Dales & Lakes Bookshop Trail page.


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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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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Old School Room Bookshop

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

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Sleepy Elephant

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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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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