Sedbergh Book Town is part of a network of famous European Book Towns and is a Cumbria centre for book festivals and a host of specialist and independent book shops and booksellers. Lovers of specialist books will find ample book shops around the town to please from specialist Lake District and Yorkshire book shops to sports bookshops, specialist transport books and a fantastic choice of children's books.
Sedbergh Books & Drama Festival takes place annually in mid-September and features talks by writers with their books on sale across Sedbergh Book Shops. A treasure trove for the book lover, book shops include many fine antiquarian and second hand book shops. Several top Sedbergh book shops have featured in the national press such as Westwood Books of Sedbergh, a secondhand book shop gem stocking a huge range of affordable second hand and antiquarian books plus themed book gifts.
Sedbergh Book Town is one of England's top locations for book shops and antiquarian booksellers, book festivals, literature and writing. Ranking with other top book towns in Britain such as Hay-on-Wye and Wigtown, Sedbergh hosts the annual Festival of Books and Drama in September which features talks by writers with plenty of opportunity to purchase the writer's books in the many quality Sedbergh book shops situated around the town centre.
A good place to start your tour of Sedbergh Book Town is The Dales & Lakes Book Centre on Main Street which is also home to Sedbergh Tourist Information Centre. Collections of books here include a range of Lake District and Yorkshire specific books plus special interest books on nature, history, biography, music and much more. Book shops selling rare and antiquarian books are numerous on Main Street. Don't miss the great selection of children's books and specialist design and local interest books in the Sleepy Elephant book shop also on Main Street.