We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop

Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
+44 15394 33388
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Such a great range

I'm a fan of non fiction and there was a great selection in the shop. I ended up choosing a book... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emma J
via mobile
Right up my alley!

Popped into this bookshop after arriving in Ambleside and deciding to explore (I love buying books... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Tom C
via mobile
Read all 14 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Such a great range”
27 Aug 2017
“Right up my alley!”
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
13°
May
16°
11°
Jun
17°
13°
Jul
Contact
Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
Website
+44 15394 33388
Write a ReviewReviews (14)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a fan of non fiction and there was a great selection in the shop. I ended up choosing a book based on a recommendation on the cover from Beth. My partner is a fan of true crime and was delighted to see such a...More

Thank Emma J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Popped into this bookshop after arriving in Ambleside and deciding to explore (I love buying books when away, as I am both a book nerd and love having a little something from something far away). I was pleasantly surprised by this little independent book shop...More

2  Thank Tom C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We popped into this small independent book shop for a replacement map and were pleasantly surprised by the amount of stock it had. If you can make it up the narrow stairs then there are some great bargains!

1  Thank mikeedeedee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I love book shops and this 1 didn't disappoint. We went in to browse and came out having bought 4 books including 2 at reduced prices (1 a large cartoon style hardback). The owner was helpful and friendly and this charming shop had a really...More

1  Thank Gill F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We were visiting Ambleside for a few days and my mother wanted a particular book so we chanced upon this independent bookshop and asked if he had it in stock. He had just sold his only copy but he ordered it for the next day....More

1  Thank millefleurs2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Never disappointed, a lovely place to browse, can't find what you want? Then it's placed on order. Friendly place too

1  Thank SunshineBlue_9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Lovely owner very helpful and always willing to chat about books. The shop carries a good stock of books and I love the collection of local books for sale, a great shop to browse around.

Thank Norman P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 July 2015

A lovely bookshop with massive range and clearance items on the second floor. It is what a bookshop should be and I hope it doesn't close because it would be a huge loss to Ambleside. They still give you the book in a paper bag...More

Thank bash99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Well stocked it's an easy place to browse as it is so relaxed here. Plenty of local to the area books, be they by local authors or set in and around the lakes plus many books have mini reviews from the bookshop to help your...More

Thank SunshineBlue_9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

I really love spending time here shopping for books. Loads of choice to get a great read. The place is very quaint and full of character. Its the small things that make the difference like getting your book wonderfully wrapped up in a paper bag.

Thank bash99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;