Sam Read Book Shop, Ambleside

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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 Book Shop. 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 Book Shop and other Ambleside attractions using our handy Ambleside trip itinerary planner.
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  • 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 »
  • No visit to Grasmere is complete without a book bought from Sam Reads. This is a traditional bookshop and has a lovely atmosphere coupled with very helpful staff and wonderful selection of books echoi...  more »
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  • 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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