Bookends is a well-established independent, family-owned bookshop in Keswick. We might look small, but we're jam-packed with a fantastic range of books, so much so that we extend our sales area into the lovely outside courtyard! There, you'll find all you could ever wish for in books, maps and travel guides on the Lakes, as well as a great range of bestselling new titles for all the family.
We just love being part of the Keswick community; not only are we popular with locals and visitors, but we also host book groups, regular events and have pop-up shops at the Keswick Museum and Theatre by the Lake. Annually in March, we are the official booksellers for the prestigious 10-day Words by the Water book festival which has well over 100 events!
Whether you live locally or are just visiting, don't forget our sister shops Bookends and Bookcase in Carlisle for an eclectic range of new, second-hand and antiquarian books, sheet music, vinyl and classical CDs. You can also take time out with tea and cake at our Cakes & Ale cafe and garden.
Here on uk.bookshop.org, you'll find a wealth of books on all subjects, and your purchase will help support both us and other indie bookshops around the country. If you do want to see a greater range of specifically Cumbrian books ( about 2000 titles!), you can have a good look on our own website at https://bookscumbria.com
The Bookends Team