Contact us

Books galore at Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market with The Book Lounge


Valerie Laycock has run The Book Lounge, an independent bookshop in Kirkby Lonsdale, since September 2018. Popular with the local community, Valerie sells new and quality recycled books of both fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. Valerie had considered taking a stall at the market for a while, and when the market relaunched under new management she eventually took the plunge. In August 2020 she opened a used book stall, using it as an extension of the shop. Valerie is a wonderful addition to our market and has become one of our most regular traders in Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market.

The market proved a great success for her, so much so that Valerie is now expanding her stall to include puzzles as well as books.

“Our plan is to open a jigsaw exchange stall alongside the books. We’re now looking at taking a double pitch and being at the market weekly!”

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market operates every Thursday from 9am until 3pm in the Market Square. Featuring a wide range of products including hot food,fruit and veg,crafts and gifts there is something for everyone! For more information, or to trade with us contact or click here to visit our dedicated Kirkby Lonsdale webpage.