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Penrith's AWARD WINNING independently owned bookshop in an 18th century building the center of town. Children's books are downstairs (accessible for prams) & grown up books upstairs. The shop is also open on Sundays 11:00 - 4:30 during the summer...more
Popped in to treat myself to a new book whilst on holiday. Staff were very friendly and chatty. Lovely shop, good range of books, some unusual and some great local books too.
Lots for children also.
Would definitely revisit.
Great bookshop really broad range of books, lovely space to browse, poetry,stories about the moon or a great big book on birds.. it is all here and easy to find something that you really want to read! super knowledgeable lady also wrapped my book in...More
Forget the big chain bookshops with their promotions paid for by the big publishers, this is a shop where you can get excellent advice from people who know and care. Given its size there is a remarkable selection which is very varied. What they have...More
I came for a look around, on the off chance that there was a polish book (we were visiting Poland for a long weekend, and wanted to be able to atleast speak the pleasantries whilst there, so something with simple phrases etc). Found the perfect...More
What's good about the shop?
- Book selection? Check
- Fabulous kids/teenager section? Check
- Knowledgable, helpful, enthusiastic staff? Check
- Nice selection of cards, wrapping paper etc? Check
- Location in the heart of town? Check
Positive one of the shops I want to...More
Date of experience: October 2016
HedgehogBookshop, Owner at Hedgehog Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2016
Thank you for your kind comments. Penrith today is cold (check), grey (check) and rainy (check) so it has brightened out day to read your review on a fairly rubbish afternoon.
Once upon a time we did have a small tea room at...More
I visited this small bookshop on my way home from Manchester on the 07/11/15. What a lovely little place! Everything is very organised and there are lots of little novelties to buy too. The lady who served us was extremely nice and even went hunting...More