Market Place Books

The shop will be open on Weds 16th and Friday 18th Sept and then temporarily shut until we complete our move: reopen early October!
About Us  

New Location

WE ARE MOVING! From early October, we will be at 106 Highgate Kendal (in front of the URC church, between the Brewery Arts Centre and the New Inn

Bible Verse

John's Gospel, Chapter 16:22

 “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” (NIV)

Welcome to Marketplace Books

Dear Customer
Due to the current situation, we are open Monday, Friday and Saturday 10am-3pm.



Market Place Books is situated in the centre of Kendal on the edge of the beautiful English Lake District. The shop looks out over the town’s picturesque and bustling Market Place, and is adjacent to Branthwaite Brow, the town’s most popular camera subject.

What can we offer?

Our shelves are stocked with books and educational materials, as well as music, CDs, DVDs, gifts for all occasions and teaching resources. Our principle lines include Christian books, Bibles, devotional guides and study manuals, with many Christian biographies and theological works.

We can also offer Churches the opportunity to run their own bookstalls and will supply books on sale or return which can be renewed, as required, on a regular basis. Ministers & Church leaders can request a ‘Resource Box’ to review a number of books in the comfort of their own study before making a purchase.

Our Community

Ministers and Youth Workers

Resources for services, ministers and youth work teaching materials.

Small Group Study Guides

‘Borrow’ a box of materials for a week, to browse at home before ordering.


We provide books for you on a Sale or Return basis to run a bookstall at church or to take to an event.

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