Court yard at The Bluecoat - Liverpool LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION! 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
email: We are open TUESDAY to SATURDAY from 10.30am to at least 5pm.


 “…MUST VISIT IN LIVERPOOL”  Liverpool Echo places us among the 23 places you must visit in Liverpool.   We’re in there at No.7.
 Chosen as one of the top 10 quirky shops in Liverpool.   You can also find us on


A NEW YEAR  and New Arrivals already in the shop.

“Bookshops are the lantern bearers of civilisation”  (Philip Pullman)