Coming Soon

Once Upon a Time Bookshop is opening very soon in Alston.

We are in the process of getting the shop ready for readers, bookworms and adventures. Having spent the last couple of weeks painting, searching for bookshelves and other items for the bookshop we hope to open very soon. We have been on an adventure already to get here. And by that I mean a lot of painting. A lot of painting.

We can be found in the old Clock Shop over at the moment two floors (Top floor will be ready in 2019) and have used the history of the property and town in the planning and design of the shop. From the large range on the first floor to the curved window entrance. And have added some new elements that we hope will surprise.

The ground floor - new and second hand or vintage books

The first floor - Children's to young adult

The second floor (Top floor)(coming 2019) - more new and vintage books

If you want to help out in the shop pre and post opening please feel free to pop into the shop or email us at

I will try to keep you all up to date on the process of the shop

Thank you

Kelly x

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