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Sam Read Bookseller, Grasmere

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Explore a bookworm’s treasure trove offering works from local poets like Wordsworth and Coleridge, to walking guides to the Lake District at Sam Read Bookseller. The store was founded by Sam Read, a prominent local Victorian, and has been functioning as a small independent bookshop since 1887. Browse the bookshop before making a purchase; you can sit in a chair in the middle of the shop and read until you fulfill your needs, or wait for the rain to pass. If you’re unable to visit the shop, browse their website and contact them with any request. Work out when and for how long to visit Sam Read Bookseller and other Grasmere attractions using our handy Grasmere trip itinerary planner.
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  • Visited with 5 children aged between 9 and 4 earlier this week. Such a treasure trove of delights. My children are all bookworms and love book shops, but this one, declared my 9 year old daughter to.....  more »
  • Do make a point of popping in. There's a great choice of books to suit every taste from the latest bestsellers to literary fiction, poetry and the classics. Just the place for finding a good read!  more »
  • Amazing selection of books, from classics to indie-press darlings. Clearly the bookseller has excellent taste and knows their stuff!
  • It's a book lovers delight. Place is quaint and wonderful.

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