Bookends is a family-run, independent bookshop set in a rambling 5-storey Georgian building shared with second-hand bookshop Bookcase and the cafe and garden of Cakes & Ale in historic Carlisle. Our family business started in 1978.We specialise in Cumbrian books and feature well over 1700 titles. If you want to see a greater range of specifically Cumbrian books, do have a good look on our own website at https://bookscumbria.com . Our sister shop Bookcase has a treasure trove of antiquarian and second-hand books, sheet music, vinyl and Classical CDs.
We love being part of Carlisle's thriving cultural community and hold regular events, reading groups, poetry groups, Tipsy Filly gin 'n 'book nights, storytimes, quizzes and competitions!
Here on uk.bookshop.org you'll find a wealth of books , and your purchase will help support us and other indie bookshops around the country.