There are several secondhand bookshops in the centre of the old part of the town, which consists of two streets, Main Street and Back Lane, and not much else. We had been to Sedbergh once before, and I spent most of that visit in the Sleepy Elephant bookshop on Main Street, which has a good selection of knitting books, as well as clothes and other crafts. Last time, I bought a copy of Kaffe Fassett's Glorious Knitting and a very nice handbag. They also sell a range of soaps and other toiletries, and there is a strong (pleasant) smell of lemon from that around the knitting bookshelf.
|Vogue Knitting 1993|
So that was a very successful bookshop visit. We also went to Westwood Books at the far end of Main Street, which also has a section of knitting books. More useful still, since it's a very large shop and John spent a long time there, it has coffee and very comfortable sofas.