Sam Read Bookseller

Sam Read Bookseller

Sam Read Bookseller is an award-winning bookshop in Grasmere, Cumbria.

Established by Sam Read, the bookshop has traded as a small independent bookshop since 1887, taking advantage of its position on Grasmere village green. There can be few places in the country that can lay claim to so many literary connections, from Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Romantics, to John Ruskin, Beatrix Potter, EM Forster, Arthur Ransome and Malcolm Lowry. More recently a wealth of poets have held residencies in the village, from Paul Farley and Jack Mapanje to Helen Mort and Zaffar Kunial.

Open for orders and free local deliveries during the coronavirus crisis. We’ll still be here amongst the bookshelves catering to all bookish needs! We can post!

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