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Hedgehog Bookshop

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful Independent Book Shop

Popped in to treat myself to a new book whilst on holiday. Staff were very friendly and chatty... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
BackPacker732994
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Stone, United Kingdom
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Friendly and helpful

Been here a few times for kids books. Always helpful and friendly and very competitively priced for... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2019
499rickil
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Pooley Bridge, United Kingdom
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Aug 10, 2019
“Wonderful Independent Book Shop”
May 30, 2019
“Friendly and helpful”
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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
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19 Little Dockray, Penrith CA11 7HL, England
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Been here a few times for kids books. Always helpful and friendly and very competitively priced for an independent book store. Thankyou

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 499rickil
Reviewed March 28, 2019

This is a lovely book hop down a pleasant pedestrian street in Penrith. Nice lay out, plenty to browse and buy.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul F
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Natalie M
Reviewed December 28, 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Howard C
Reviewed January 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed October 11, 2016

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
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HedgehogBookshop, Owner at Hedgehog Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2016

Hello there, 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

Reviewed May 16, 2016

Really helpful owner and some wonderful books in stock. Just love going in to browse. Excellent selection for children.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank ChrisandSal2014
Reviewed November 8, 2015

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

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed August 4, 2015

On a cold day we found a warm welcome and lovely coffee. Couldn't resist the children's books and the selection of jigsaws. Returned in August .

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank gardenangel895
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