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Carnforth Bookshop – a Lancashire tradition since 1977


Carnforth Bookshop in Lancashire

North of Morecambe and east of the M6, Carnforth Bookshop is an independent, family-run business in the historic town of Carnforth in a part of Lancashire where there’s a hint of the seaside in the air.

Located on Market Street on a very recognizable brick building, the shop was established in 1977 and visitors will find books on three floors. The second-hand department stocks more than 150,000 books alone. New books are on the ground floor. You browse via themed rooms – and they include local interest, maps, railways and transport, children’s books, art, biographies and history.

There is a large selection of local interest books on various Lancastrian matters – from food to walking to nature and history – and many walking guides as this part of the world is a hiker’s heaven. Carnworth itself is close to the coast and the hills. The River Keer, the West Coast trainline, the Lancaster Canal and the A6 all pass through the town.

Browse their books.

Carnforth Bookshop – three stories of new and used books

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One Response to “Carnforth Bookshop – a Lancashire tradition since 1977”

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    Laurinda McLean August 23, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Hello! I was in Carnforth in 77-78 studing at Capernwray. Spent many happy hours in the village and was wondering if you have a website to find books?