One of The Guardian's top 10 secondhand bookshops
Westwood Books opened in Sedbergh at Easter 2005. It is owned by Evelyn and Mark Westwood. Until 2006 we also had a bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the world's first Booktown. Mark Westwood has been a secondhand and antiquarian bookseller since 1976, with Evelyn joining the business in 1992.
In November 2010 we were included in the Guardian Reader's Tips
Best Bookshops in the World as follows:-
In a once Yorkshire Dales town cinema, positively no muzak, no corporate branding, merciful peace and big enough space to get lost and dreamy in, huge range of books on two floors, plus a back warren of delights, stuff on every conceivable subject, and coffee, comfortable sofas, views south and west over Western Dales fells, sunsets spill in through the front door, and above all, booksellers on hand in love with their space and stock.
We are members of the PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association and were members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association for over 25 years.
Westwood Books Ltd has Company Registration No. 5386419.
We also use the trading name Mark Westwood Books