Our Origins and Background

It was after much prayer and with very little money in hand that the premises at 35 Market Place in Kendal were purchased. The shop opened to the public on Friday, June 17th, 1977. Every time money was needed to carry the project forward, God’s providence was made evident through gifts from various donors who, in some cases, did not even know our requirements. Much hard work by a dedicated band of volunteers and friends led to a move first to 26 Market Place and now to our present premises at 106 Highgate. We reopened there in Oct 2020 and we are still providing a powerful witness in our town

Kendal and District Christian Literature Society is a registered charity and oversees the bookshop through a Board of Trustees, and the diligent supervision of the shop manager, Matt Severn.

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