Court yard at The Bluecoat - Liverpool


Our shop is in the courtyard of an iconic building – The Bluecoat. Grade 1 listed and the oldest building in the centre of Liverpool, the Bluecoat was built in 1717 and for the last 100 years has been an active Arts Hub.

The Bluecoat is right at the heart of the city, parking nearby and within a quarter mile of both main rail stations. Access is also available on the level through the main reception. Galleries, studios including fine printing, other arts activities and related retail wrap around both the courtyard and the tranquil inner garden. See more on Come and discover the rejuvenated Liverpool!

Please enter our door on the right. You will find a similar selected range of 400 years of publishing in a spacious layout similar to our previous shop in Southport. As always, we are keen to acquire fine books. Over 3,000 of our titles are available on line – please use the link above. If you wish, please do contact us directly.

We delight in welcoming customers old and new to our shop.

Kernaghan Books

The Bluecoat,
School Lane,
Liverpool L1 3BX

tel: 0151 703 9077

We are now open TUESDAY to SATURDAY from 10.30am to at least 5pm.

HISTORY CHANNEL  called in Bryan as their ‘book expert’ for Pawn Stars UK, 3 of the 7 episodes were filmed in our shop.

We have recently been chosen as one of the top 10 quirky shops in Liverpool on

LIVERPOOL  HISTORY  – a superb collection of 80 titles published between 1760 and 1850. Troughton, Syers, Baines. Gores galore, a string of Strangers. Who lived where? Who voted how? Picken, Holt, Chalmer – and a French map of “Mersey Riviere” 1836. Currently over 600 local history items.

*   MID C20th  DESIGN, Art, Typography.   Mainstream.   Experimental.   Obscure.

*   MOUNTED PRINTS.  100s of Local, Continental, Eastern.  Childrens, Natural History, Humorous. Sports, Old Adverts, Maritime. Black and White, Colour Printed, Hand Coloured.     SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!