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Excellent bookshop

Do make a point of popping in. There's a great choice of books to suit every taste from the latest... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
peter6257
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London, United Kingdom
Traditional Bookshop

No visit to Grasmere is complete without a book bought from Sam Reads. This is a traditional... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Shirl2
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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8 Feb 2018
“Excellent bookshop”
5 Oct 2017
“Traditional Bookshop”
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

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!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank peter6257
Reviewed 5 October 2017

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 echoing the locality, landscape, season and outdoors.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Shirl2
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Pick up another read for yourself or gifts to take home to friends and relatives. That's what we did. Sam's Book Shop has a lovely selection of fiction, non fiction, mystery, children's books, books by local authors and a wonderful selection of local field guides...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Martha M
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This little shop is lovingly stocked with a variety of Lakes Region inspired books - poetry, anthologies, fiction and history. Since the area was also frequented by Beatrix Potter, there is a large selection of books and gifts from the vast array of Potter subject...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in with the kids so we could get a few new books for the evenings without computers!! Excellent selection and helpful staff who recommended a book that they love.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A little explore of the town with my mumzie on a rainy grey day in April and I fell upon this wonderland of a little book shop! I could have actually spent days in there, a proper treasure trove of wonderful books! The window has...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank foxyfairmaiden
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Lovely friendly people with a fantastic selection of books. Love the shop and the location. Very welcoming and strongly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank kim h
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Sam Read's is an amazing little bookshop tucked away in Grasmere. The selection of books is absolutely brilliant, and the staff are just so friendly. I will certainly be making a beeline for the shop next time I'm in Grasmere!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Nona1985
Reviewed 26 July 2015

It is really good to have a small bookshop available to browse before making a purchase. Good range of books including many about the Lake District.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jason B
Reviewed 23 July 2015

To be honest, we ran in here as the heavens opened. I'm sure we won't have been the first, but what a great place to find ourselves! Ended up buying a book I have been waiting for.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank LisaR631
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