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Sam Read Book Shop

Broadgate House, Ambleside LA22 9SY, England
015394 35374
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Bath, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I remember being fascinated by this real bookshop back in 1957 and how little it has changed, the staff seem very helpful and knowledgeable so nothing has changed there, however judging by the range of interesting books , my feeling was that the management understand their clients and cater accordingly, when in Grasmere it is normal to seek refuge from... More

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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a wonderful bookshop. I had to go in and buy several books. Many books of local interest. I highly recommend it.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Such a pleasure to find this shop still trading after so long, despite the competition of the Internet. Lovingly selected books by the ever enthusiastic owner who welcomes customers like old friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This shop rekindled my love of books when I last visited Grasmere. A real treasure trove covering local poets including Wordsworth and Coleridge and a great selection of walking books and guides. For the younger readers there is an excellent choice from Swallows and Amazons to The Hunger Games. A couple of chairs in the middle of the shop are... More

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