We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hedgehog Bookshop

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
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
Stone, United Kingdom
via mobile
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
Pooley Bridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 19 reviews
All photos (3)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Aug 10, 2019
“Wonderful Independent Book Shop”
May 30, 2019
“Friendly and helpful”
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
19 Little Dockray, Penrith CA11 7HL, England
+44 1768 863003
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Penrith
from $31.83
More Info
from $19.10
More Info
from $31.83
More Info
from $19.10
More Info
Reviews (19)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 19 reviews
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
Thank BackPacker732994
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
Thank Happygolightly1
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
The George Hotel
1,211 reviews
.03 miles away
The Agricultural Hotel
84 reviews
.16 miles away
Premier Inn Penrith Hotel
768 reviews
.20 miles away
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
1,341 reviews
.66 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 193 nearby restaurants
The Narrowbar Cafe
212 reviews
.03 miles away
Chapter 12 Coffee Rooms
98 reviews
.02 miles away
Ice Cream Garden and Tea Room
75 reviews
.05 miles away
Angel Lane Chippie
192 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 98 nearby attractions
Centre Parcs Whinfell Forest
1,542 reviews
.36 miles away
Penrith Castle
262 reviews
.23 miles away
Penrith Museum
63 reviews
.11 miles away
Lacy's Caves
102 reviews
.20 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hedgehog Bookshop staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines