Kerr & Sons Antiquarian Booksellers


Kerr & Sons Antiquarian Booksellers
Established in Cartmel, Cumbria in 1933, the Kerr family have traded in second-hand and antiquarian books for over eighty years, making us the longest established antiquarian booksellers in Cumbria and the Lake District. The business originally specialised in transport and engineering books under the husband and wife partnership of Norman and Paddy Kerr.

Since then the business has expanded into its third generation with John Kerr and his two sons, Robert and Stuart, continuing to operate from a small shop and showroom/store in the picturesque Lake District village of Cartmel.

We have recently re-joined the ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association) and have strong links with the book trade as both John’s uncles (Ewen Kerr & Horace Halewood) were well known antiquarian booksellers based in Kendal and Preston respectively. John is a fifth generation bookseller on his mother’s side, so it must be in the blood!

We can offer you a range of options for the valuation, disposal or sale of antiquarian and good quality second-hand books.


 Priory Barn, Priest Lane, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6PX