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Carnforth Book Shop

Type: Speciality Shop

38-42 Market Street

Tel: 01524 734588

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Carnforth Book Shop

Carnforth Bookshop is an independent, family run bookshop at the heart of the historic town of Carnforth, Lancashire. They are proud to be part of the local community and support local jobs.

The bookshop was established in 1977 and is situated across three floors and many rooms, although there was a much earlier bookshop on the site during the Victorian period. Nowadays they stock a wide variety of products, including new, second hand and antiquarian books, as well as a large selection of maps.

Their New Books Department is situated on the ground floor, and they stock the latest bestsellers, as well as many other titles, including a huge selection of local interest books and Cicerone walking guides, as well as a huge range of OS, A-Z and Michelin maps. They offer a reliable and fast book ordering service as well as sourcing hard-to-find titles. Their Books can be shipped nationally and internationally and can be ordered in the shop, by telephone, e-mail or social media. They also sell their own shop vouchers which can be used anywhere in the shop, and also accept National Book Tokens. They hold regular author events throughout the year from book signings and launches to author talks.

The Second Hand Books Department is located on the upper two floors, covering 16 rooms and containing over 100,000 books. The rooms include local interest, maps, railways & transport, children’s, art & architecture, biography and Hhstory as well as many more subjects. They also have a cafe area with a coffee machine, tables and a sofa to relax and browse the books.

The shop also sells a large selection of cards and gifts, children’s toys, stationery and art materials. They also have seasonal ranges in stock from Valentine's Day and Easter, to Halloween and Christmas.


  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014

Opening Times

Carnforth Book Shop (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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