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Find The Reader Shop at the back of the Mansion House, where our shelves are filled with our most-loved literary works, children’s toys, prints, homeware and gifts. Everything here is sold for a good cause – with profits gifted to Shared Reading projects across the UK.

Alongside this, we are showcasing the talents and artistry of local makers by working with independent retailers.

Buy our anthologies online

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday

Where to find us

The Mansion House
Calderstones Park
L18 3JB

Assistance dogs and their owners are welcome.

Book-ish Birthdays and Celebrations

Give the joy of choosing your loved one’s next new favourite book. Purchase a National Book Token Gift Card at The Reader Bookshop and online.

Tokens can be spent in person or through our online bookshop powered by

New for 2024: The Bookshop Café

The place where all your book-ish and coffee dreams come true is here.
From 10am-4pm, 7 days a week, you can:

Relax with a book and a coffee
Enjoy a sweet treat next to the ancient Calderstones
Browse the mini book library
Take a moment in the Quiet Room
Pick up your next read from The Bookshop
Sip on a wine or a beer in the sunshine

Find us by walking through the bookshop and in the Calderstones courtyard.