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Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops in the UK 2018

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Patch and Fettle, Sedbergh - closed.
booksforsale.org.uk, Carlisle - closed.
Phenotype Books, Penrith - closed.

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 Open at advertised times
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Appointment necessary

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure these details are correct, we recommend that you contact each individual bookshop before travelling any distance.  Add a Bookshop

Armitt Museum and Library Book Shop
Rydal Road
(Opposite main carpark) 
AMBLESIDE  Cumbria  LA22 9BL   map
tel: 01539 431212  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Mainly Lake district and related writers/artists but some general titles. About 800 or so secondhand new books in their shop which has free entry.

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Avril's books at Farfield
Farfield Mill
Garsdale Road 
SEDBERGH  Cumbria  LA10 5LW   map
tel: 07967 638503  e-mail
Open: By appointment
Specialist stock of Craft, Textile, Needlework, Fine & Applied Arts subjects.

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Barry McKay Rare Books
Kingstone House
Battlebarrow 
APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND  Cumbria  CA16 6XT   map
tel: 017683 52282  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
5000 books mainly on the Arts & History of the Book; and a good stock of Antiquarian Books including many Provincial Printings. Saturday Afternoons are a bit iffy and a definite no-no on international rugby afternoons, so please phone first.

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Beckside Books
31 St Andrews View
PENRITH  Cumbria  CA11 7YF   map
tel: 01768 895951  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Wednesday 10.00 - 4.00.
Two floors of general stock. Browsers welcome. Sofas with a selection of teas & coffee, should you want to stay a while. Occasional informal events - see facebook group for more information"

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Bookcase
17-19 Castle Street
CARLISLE  Cumbria  CA3 8SY   map
tel: 01228 544560  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
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.

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Clutterbooks
77 Main Street
SEDBERGH  Cumbria  LA10 5AB   map
tel: 015396 21730
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
Community Charity Shop selling donated books, music, games, puzzles and collectables.

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Daisyroots Books Ltd
Main Street
GRANGE-OVER-SANDS  Cumbria  LA11 6DP   map
tel: 015395 38817  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
Extensive stock of collectable and contemporary titles in sought-after subjects. Over 20,000 books on two floors. Famous for fiction. Friendly, independent family business established in 1994. Book searches undertaken. Free roadside parking opposite. Town centre car park within 5 minutes walk. All major credit/debit cards accepted.

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Dave's Books
Sleddall Hall Antiques Centre
Wildman Street 
KENDAL  Cumbria  LA9 6EN   map
tel: 07831151848  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00.
1000's of books at discount prices, many at just £1. New & antiquarian, all subjects covered.

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Eden Valley Hospice Bookshop
2 Market Place
BRAMPTON  Cumbria  CA8 1NW   map
tel: 016977 42022

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Eden Valley Hospice Shop
79 Lowther Street
CARLISLE  Cumbria  CA3 8EF   map
tel: 01228 595881  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.

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Harlings Book Shop
26 Crellin Street
BARROW-IN-FURNESS  Cumbria  LA14 1DU   map
tel: 01229 824625
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00.
Mainly paperback fiction.

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Hidden Treasures
21 Boroughgate (HSBC Bank Yard)
APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND  Cumbria  CA16 6XF   map
tel: 07958 183 901
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 9.00 - 4.00 (summer).
Collectables and books on most subjects.

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Information and Book Centre
72 Main Street
SEDBERGH  Cumbria  LA10 5AD   map
tel: 015396 20125  e-mail  web
Open: Monday - Saturdays 10.00 - 4.00, Sunday 12.00 - 4.00.
Multi-dealer bookshop renting shelf space to a number of different booksellers. Shares the space with Sedbergh Tourist Information office.

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Kerr and Son Booksellers
Gatehouse Book Shop
The Square  Cartmel 
GRANGE-OVER-SANDS  Cumbria  LA11 6PX   map
tel: 015395 36247  e-mail
Open: Friday & Saturday 1.30 - 4.30, Winter Saturday only. (The Priory Barn in Priest Lane is also open but by prior appointment only).
A wide ranging general stock of some 10,000 volumes with specialisms in transport & engineering, railways, maritime, Lake District, and rare and collectable books on most subjects. Booksearch and valuations undertaken.

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Keswick Bookshop
4 Station Street
KESWICK  Cumbria  CA12 5HT   map
tel: 017687 75535
Open: Easter till the end of October, Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5.00, closed Wednesday. Winter open Saturdays only.
General stock and mountaineering.

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Keswick Collectables
18 St Johns Street
KESWICK  Cumbria  CA12 5AS   map
tel: 01768 774928
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 12.00 -5.00.
Antiques and Collectables. Records, Books, Stamps, Etc

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Kirkland Books
The Antiques Emporium
Unit 8  Dockray Hall Mill 
KENDAL  Cumbria  LA9 4RU   map
tel: 0800 8806248  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00.
Specialising in the history and topography of Cumberland and Westmorland, Alfred Wainwright, Arthur Ransome, mountaineering and railways, plus a general stock. Collectable books over 3 floors with nearby parking. Fine condition collectable books bought for excellent prices, especially within our specialisms.

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Michael Moon's Bookshop
19 Lowther Street
WHITEHAVEN  Cumbria  CA28 7AL   map
tel: 01946599010  fax: 01946599010  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00, closed Wednesdays out of season (Jan to Easter).
Very large stock 25000+ volumes price range £1-£1000. Antiquarian and secondhand books on many subjects, specialists + publishers of Cumbrian topography. Finding new homes for old books since 1970. Books purchased for cash almost every day.

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Old School Room Bookshop
The Old School
Joss Lane 
SEDBERGH  Cumbria  LA10 5AS   map
tel: 015396 20169  e-mail
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 4.00.
A small selection of miscellaneous books, but mainly manufacturers & suppliers of outdoor clothing.

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Over-Sands Books
The Old Waiting Room
The Station 
GRANGE-OVER-SANDS  Cumbria  LA11 6EH   map
tel: 015395 36969
Open: Unknown
Literature, railways and topography.

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Oxfam Bookshop
46-48 Highgate
KENDAL  Cumbria  LA9 4TF   map
tel: 01539 729695  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 5.00.

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Oxfam Bookshop
17 Bank Street
CARLISLE  Cumbria  CA3 8HG   map
tel: 01228 523450  web

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Past & Present
18 The Promenade
ARNSIDE  Cumbria  LA5 0HD   map
tel: 01524 761256
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 2.00 - 4.00.

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Sleepy Elephant
41 Main Street
SEDBERGH  Cumbria  LA10 5BL   map
tel: 015396 21770. Mobile: 07967 638503  web
Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00, Sunday 12.00 - 5.00.
Boots and essential walking gear. Books – specialises in local subjects, Folios, children’s, mountain and walking guides

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Summerfield Books
3 Phoenix Park
SKELTON  Cumbria  CA11 9SD   map
tel: 017684 84909
Open: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 4.00.
Specialist stock of new and secondhand books on the botanical sciences, forestry and arboriculture, together with some general gardening.

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The Bookshop
22 Market Street
KIRKBY STEPHEN  Cumbria  CA17 4QT   map
tel: 017683 71804  e-mail  web
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 5.00.
A small bookshop established in 1980 with an eclectic stock of new, secondhand and antiquarian books, maps and documents. Local maps and guides. Book finding service and mail order.

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The Lakes Crafts and Antiques Gallery
3 Oakbank
GRASMERE  Cumbria  LA22 9TA   map
tel: 015394 35057
Open: 7 days 10.00 - 5.00.
About a thousand books on Cumbria, mountaineering, transport, plus a good general selection.

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Westwood Books
Leisure House
Long Lane 
SEDBERGH  Cumbria  LA10 5AH   map
tel: 015396 21233  e-mail  web
Open: 7 days 10:30 - 5:30 in Summer. Winter times vary.
Over 70,000 books on all subjects on two floors. Parking. coffee machine, sofas, toilet.

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Withnail Books
The Brunswick Yard
24 Brunswick Road 
PENRITH  Cumbria  CA11 7JU   map
tel: 07977 830 945  e-mail  web
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00.
Bookroom within The Brunswick Yard antiques centre. 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. Opposite Booths, a short distance from the town centre. Free parking for customers in Brunswick Yard itself.

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