Clitheroe Books

secondhand books


Clitheroe Books, 29 Moor Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1BE

Tel 01200 444242

mobile 07377062311

2024 update: 
CLITHEROE BOOKS continues to develop and now has added a larger number of NEW BOOKS to our stock so we have a good selection of new books: Classic fiction, World fiction, Recent fiction etc. There are now many thousands more books to choose from at CLITHEROE BOOKS and another floor now open with the basement also full of books to choose from.
Clitheroe Books is open 5 days a week Tuesday – Saturday 10.00- 16.30pm. If you are travelling from out of the area to the book shop you can contact Paul to check on whether the shop is definitely open that day or how busy it is etc on the contact numbers or email supplied here. The best contact is 07377062311. You can also contact us to enquire about or order new or second hand books.
Clitheroe books is also on Facebook and regular posts and updates re  stock are made on there. Please feel free to go on there before and after your visit to like or share us to spread the word about our wonderful book shop. We look forward to seeing you soon.
**** Please try to shop locally and support small independent businesses AND your town centre – shopping online* is damaging both. (* If you need to shop online for books then you can choose an ethical alternative to Amazon and order on has been set up to support small independent bookshops and CLITHEROE BOOKS is now a member so if you name us when ordering the profits come to CLITHEROE BOOKS and helps with the survival of a local independent bookshop.)
Clitheroe books 
*Hours changed May 2024*
Opening Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday 10.30am-4.oopm
Wednesday 10.30 am-4.00 pm
Thursday 10.30am-4.00 pm
Friday 10.30 am-4.00 pm
Saturday 10 am-4.30 pm
Sunday – Closed.
Clitheroe Books: A haven of tranquillity and a place to look for hidden treasures…

…A friendly, town centre bookshop in the beautiful Ribble Valley with on-street parking and car parks nearby.

The bookshop has some new books in stock but specialises in second hand books in good to good as new condition and has sections for the following:

Paperback Fiction

Hardback fiction

Antiquarian books.

Folio Society Fiction

Folio Society None Fiction – varied but including History and biography


Good selection of Dickens, Trollope (Folios) and Shakespeare

History – Ancient/ British/ European/ War – military/ American/ World.

Natural History – Birds/ Fauna/ Flora

Art & crafts

Travel & walking – England/ Scotland/ Britain/ European/ World

Local walking books and maps – Wainright’s/ Poucher’s etc

Local history/ Lancashire history

Languages – particularly French/ Spanish/ German – dictionaries/ grammar and foreign language books.

French language leather bound books – beautiful to look at and read – Can be bought to adorn the book shelf – deals done on bulk buys.

Sports – Particularly Football/ Cricket (Wisdens in stock)/ Fishing..

Transport/ Railway -trains

Children’s books – all ages – newer authors/ books

Vintage children’s books  – Enid Blyton/ ladybirds etc

Annuals – Beano/ Dandy/ Rupert etc

Royal family

Science/ Sociology/ Psychology/ Philosophy

Sailing/ yachting/ canals


Literary biography & criticism

English reference – dictionary/ grammar etc

Cookery/ Gardening.

New stock coming in regularly

Book search for enquiries – second hand and new books can be ordered via telephone or shop.

We also sell a large selection of Fairy lights, crystals (and Crystal books) and book related gifts – mugs/ coasters/ bookmarks etc.

The content of this website is regularly updated: this was last done on 25th June 2020