Contact/Visit Withnail Books


What?

Withnail Books aims to be the best kind of secondhand bookshop: a place you might find something you never knew you were looking for. While we do sell online, most of our stock is not listed on any website, so you'll have to come and visit us to see it all...


Where?

The shop is part of The Brunswick Yard in Penrith, where you can also find architectural salvage, antiques and Oriental carpets and rugs. The Yard is also home to an amazing cafe, The Yard Kitchen.

Withnail Books
at:
The Brunswick Yard
24 Brunswick Road
Penrith
CA11 7JU

www.withnailbooks.com
withnailbooks@btinternet.com
07977830945

There is free parking for a few cars in the yard itself, plus several car parks within about a minute's walking distance, including Booths and Morrisons if you happen to be in town to get some eggs and things.

When?

We're open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm, but please always ring ahead if you're making a special journey: 07977830945.

Why?

Why Withnail Books? I have opened a bookshop by mistake in Penrith, near to where one of my favourite films, Withnail and I, was filmed, so it would be rude *not* to call it Withnail Books. Just to be 100% clear though, Withnail Books is not licenced, approved or endorsed by HandMade Films, Bruce Robinson, Uncle Monty or any person or entity connected with the film. It's just me, in a little shop, tipping my hat to a great film made in the area. If you don't already own the film, buy it immediately on Amazon here. If you do already own it, several times on various formats, buy it again, especially if you don't have the Blu-ray yet. You should also own Bruce Robinson's wonderfully scabrous novel, The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman, available here, or indeed at Withnail Books, as we try to keep at least one copy of it on the shelves at all times.




6 comments:

  1. What a terrific thing to exist in the world: a secondhand bookshop in Penrith, and dedicated to the best film ever! If I had my own bookshop, that's how I'd like to do it. I would be honoured to post something about your establishment when next visiting the Lake District:
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  2. ONE SHALL VISIT YOUR PLACE AND HAVE SHERRY YOU MUST HAVE SHERRY OLD BOY USED TO LIVE IN CONISTON WATER

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  3. Hello, I have a first edition of War, Wine and Women for sale. Would you be interested.
    Alex Revell

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    1. Hi Alex, Thanks for getting in touch. Is it a first printing/first impression, and does it have a dust jacket?

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    2. I'm not an expert on old books, but I feel sure that this is a first edition. The recto page on the reverse of the title page just carries 'First Published 1931.' It was published by Cassell & Co. There is no dust jacket and curiously the spine has no title, but there is no visible sign of fading (rebound?) The book is in excellent condition. I will sent a scan if you wish.
      Many thanks
      Alex

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    3. Hi Alex, It sounds like you do have a first printing, though if it's not got a title on the spine, it may well a library rebind (or possibly the spine lettering has simply worn off!). To be honest, without a dust jacket I don't think it's one I'd be interested in buying, but you've certainly got yourself a rare book there...

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