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8 St Andrew’s Churchyard Penrith CA11 7YE 01768 210604 info@wordsworthbookshop.co.uk Open Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm

“A word is not the same with one writer as it is with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.”

William Wordsworth.

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Welcome to Wordsworth Bookshop & Coffee House

With our cosy log fires, comfy chairs and friendly, efficient customer service, you can be sure of a warm welcome!

We are a family run independent bookshop, passionate about books and stocking a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children. We are proud of Cumbria’s literary heritage and our building, with its low ceilings and original beams, dates from 1709 and is located opposite the school William Wordsworth attended with his sister Dorothy from 1775 and where he met his future wife Mary.

At Wordsworth, we also celebrate the fact that we have a talented range of current local writers and artists and want to do our best to showcase their work. We are very happy to order books if we don’t have them in stock, and generally, if it is in print, it is delivered to us the next day.

As well as a great range of books, we stock book tokens, stationery items, CDs, maps and calendars. Our loyalty points scheme is one of the ways that we show our appreciation of your custom. We have an integral coffee house for you to sit and browse our books, enjoying tea and tranquillity, delicious freshly ground Matthew Algie fair trade coffee and tasty home made cake or light lunches and snacks.


We look forward to welcoming you to Wordsworth.

Andrea and Jon