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Hedgehog Bookshop

19 Little Dockray, Penrith CA11 7HL, England
+44 1768 863003
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What's not to like?

Forget the big chain bookshops with their promotions paid for by the big publishers, this is a shop... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
Howard C
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Fab shop - a must visit!

I came for a look around, on the off chance that there was a polish book (we were visiting Poland... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Sarah D
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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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. We used to have a small vegan coffee shop, but this closed in September 2015 to make room for more books. It had excellent reviews here, so I'm sorry to disappoint fans, but in the end it really wasn't viable and expanding the bookshop made more sense & the book side of the business continues to thrive with a huge amount of local support (for which - thank you everyone!)
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Dec 28, 2017
“What's not to like?”
Jan 18, 2017
“Fab shop - a must visit!”
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19 Little Dockray, Penrith CA11 7HL, England
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+44 1768 863003
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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

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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

Thank Sarah D
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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

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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

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Reviewed May 16, 2016

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

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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

1  Thank Kirsty M
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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 .

1  Thank gardenangel895
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Reviewed August 3, 2015

We arrived in Penrith on a Sunday could only find a costas however did find a wee sign up a lane. Its one of Penriths hidden gems the own was delightful same with the bookshop. Scones home made and delish, coffee and tea fresh, there...More

3  Thank JannieG22
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Reviewed July 14, 2015

Slightly hidden in a little side-street this bookshop is well worth the visit if travelling near buy. It is even open on Sunday afternoons. It has a little café, kids and gifts section downstairs. Upstairs it has a proper range of books with little recommendations,...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2015

I could have spent hours in here, and I know if my daughters had been with me, we would have. Fantastic range of children's books for all ages. Friendly and knowledgeable owner who was happy to make recommendations based on reading ability and books previously...More

1  Thank seeker4magic
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Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Quite honestly one of the best bookshops I've ever been to. The children's book selection was amazing, not just current popular titles but some classics from my childhood too. The board book section is brilliant. Then you go upstairs... I only had a quick look...More

Thank Spinney2008
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HedgehogBookshop, Owner at Hedgehog Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2015

That's very kind of you - thank you. (Although I must warn readers that anybody looking for Jeffrey Archer or Tony Blair in here is going to be sadly disappointed. There are some books which are just never going to have shelf space in this...More

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