17-19 Castle Street Carlisle, Cumbria 01228544560


Antiquarian and second-hand bookstore

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Welcome to Bookcase

Welcome to our website! The perfect place to find that elusive title, find out what Bookcase offers or simply to browse the amazing amount of antiquarian titles we have to offer.

About us...

Bookcase Gallery

bookcasecarlisle@aol.com 01228 544560 Opening times: 9.30am-5pm Monday-Saturday 11.30am-4pm Sunday

Bookcase is one of the country's largest independent bookshops, with over a quarter of a million books in stock. We have thirty rooms of well selected titles with specialist collections in most subjects. Our Cumbrian and Scottish stock is second-to-none, and we have various other dedicated sections for Natural History, Literature, Sciences, Poetry, Science Fiction and many, many more.
If we don't have the book you want, we'll find it for you with our in-store booksearch facility.
We are also specialists in classical music. We have one of the country's largest stocks of classical cds, both new and secondhand, and good collections of jazz, folk, world music and nostalgia . For the vinyl enthusiast there are over 30,000 classical and jazz LPs, and there are also four rooms of sheet music.
We also now have a Café!
The shop is at the heart of Carlisle's historic quarter, across the road from Tullie House Museum and half-way between the castle and the cathedral. We occupy two very attractive Georgian houses, with over four floors and many different departments to help you find what you need.

Carlisle is a fascinating old city and Bookcase is at its heart. Pay us a visit.
For information or any help with books and music phone 01228 544560.