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Merger Enhances Possibly the Largest Secondhand Bookshop in the UK

Bookcase, possibly the largest and most serious-minded secondhand bookstore in the UK has now absorbed its sibling, Bookends, which is a shop for new books. The resulting megastore gives Carlisle a one-stop shop that makes the city an obvious weekend … Continue reading

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Help Carlisle to Recover from the Floods by Buying Secondhand Books

There are two things missing in Carlisle right now. The first is the flooding that devastated the city over the last week. Good. The second is the usual amount of visitors. Not good! This blog post is a callout for … Continue reading

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New Cafe in Bookcase, Carlisle

Bookcase in Carlisle now has a cafe called ‘Cakes and Ale’. This means you can stay in the bookshop with something to eat and drink while you look over your purchases or consider your potential purchases before deciding. It’s a … Continue reading

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How Half-Interesting Books Could Help Save Public Libraries

There are narratives about public libraries that are becoming all too familiar. The borrowing of physical books is in decline. The usage of computers is on the rise. All those additional services that have built up library remits are, along … Continue reading

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Eden Valley Hospice Bookshop, Carlisle

As a part of my bigging up the secondhand bookshops in Carlisle during Borderlines, Carlisle’s book festival, here’s the Eden Valley Hospice Bookshop. It’s not in the most prominent position, so it’s easily overlooked, but if you’re planning some secondhand book action as … Continue reading

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Bookcase, Carlisle: the bookshop that got me into secondhand books

In 2003, long before I became a volunteer in charity bookshops, my first exposure to secondhand books was here in Bookcase in Carlisle. This 4-floor emporium supplied me through 2 degrees and a stint in research. It can help with reading … Continue reading

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Oxfam Bookshop, Carlisle

Ahead of Borderlines, Carlisle’s book festival, I thought I’d post about secondhand bookshops in my own neighbourhood. This is one of the charity bookshops that I currently volunteer in. We have a small retail space whose shelving must work hard. … Continue reading

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