The Old Pier Book Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 04.447 W 002° 51.877
30U E 508858 N 5991776
Quick Description: A classic old book shop rambling across the pavement, with people browsing the pre-owned volumes. Book shop is on the main promenade road along Morecambe's front. You can spend too much time here.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/23/2006 1:46:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMZEQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member nfa
Views: 172

Long Description:
Morecambe is a mixture of faded class from a bygone era and seaside frivolity. A second hand book shop fits in with that.
Cafe next to adjacent cycle shop with on pavement seating. On street parking and car parks opposite.

Review of shop from local paper (visit link)
"BOOKSELLER Tony Vettese says he loves his job so much that they'll have to prise him out from behind the counter. He couldn't be happier working in his ramshackle and deliciously atmospheric bookshop. Row upon row and pile upon pile of tantalising books are crammed into the shop with one of the area's best views of Morecambe Bay. The shop has become a much-loved feature of Morecambe's seafront with a loyal following of book fans. New customers exclaim about the sheer number of books and the slightly musty, old world atmosphere. They adore rifling through the thousands of books on subjects including detective fiction, fantasy, sci fi, transport, children's fiction, military history, general fiction, women's fiction, music, theology, art, TV, film, photography, travel, gardening, horror, classics, poetry, sport, natural history – the list is endless.
Working away in the shop, Tony's passion for books shines through. He knows where everything is, despite it not being in alphabetical order and his customers enjoy rooting through the countless tomes. He will always try to find what they want and keeps a special selection of the most popular second-hand books close to the counter.
Although Morecambe's Central Pier had burned down by the time the shop opened, owner wanted to retain some of that history by naming the shop after the once magnificent structure.
The shop was reborn as the Old Pier Bookshop in 1994 and there was no trouble stocking it. The owner could empty the shop and restock it within a month. Over the years buying the entire stock of six other bookshops. One just gave his entire stock. Owner loves biographies and the smell of old books."

The Bookshop Guide - the only guide to the UK's second hand and antiquarian bookshops. (visit link)

Read non waymarkers write up of their visit, which Google can find. (visit link)

Open Late in Summer (9 pm)
Physical Address::
Queens Terrace
287 Marine Road Central
Morecambe, Lancashire England
LA4 5BY


Phone Number:: +44 (0)1524 409360

Hours of Operation:: From: 10:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Website:: Not listed

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