The Ullswater bookshop for curious minds

Welcome to Verey Books

At the heart of Pooley Bridge, on the shores of Ullswater, you’ll find an independent bookshop worth visiting. The realisation of one man’s boyhood dream, Verey Books has been 40 years in the yearning.

On its shelves, a thoughtfully curated selection of books from bestsellers to Lakeland greats, practical maps and guides to children’s classics.

Take time to explore and discuss your next read with our knowledgeable and friendly team while experiencing a warm and welcoming space for coffee, cake, conversation and events, all inspired by this place, its people and their words.

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This bookshop is the realisation of one man’s boyhood dream. In his time, owner and self-confessed bibliophile, Al Verey has trodden many paths – academic, literary guide, teacher and poet. Threaded through all his adventures – a love of words. It seems natural then, that in the end, all roads led back to books.

Gift vouchers and book subscriptions are available online – but honestly, we prefer to chat in person. By all means, use the Wifi but better still, enjoy coffee, cake and conversation inspired by – well – books. Walking boots, bikes and book-curious children and dogs welcome.

Reading Subscriptions

One book, every month for 12 months. Choose between Hardback or Paperback, free UK delivery.

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Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of books with our beautifully designed Verey Books Gift Vouchers. Delivered straight to your door, and redeemable in store.

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