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Book Emporium/MIDDLESBROUGH/89 High Street
The Book Emporium  Open at advertised times
89 High Street  Great Ayton   MIDDLESBROUGH   TS9 6NF
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tel: 01642 723223 
Open:  Friday - Sunday 10.00 - 4.00.
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A stock of about 7,000 general secondhand and out-of-print books.

Visited during its stated opening hours, lots of tourists about but shop looked very shut, through the windows the stock looked for 'readers' rather than 'collectors'.  PaulP 13.08.14
Hours are now Friday-Sunday 10:00-16:00  The Bookman 12.02.18
Paul P's commentary seems to be justified - not a shop for collectors. But, then, it is the only s/h bookshop in Cleveland now that Fahrenheit Books has gone.  The Bookman 06.05.19

Saltburn Bookshop/SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA/3 Amber Street
Saltburn Bookshop  Phone before travelling
3 Amber Street   SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA   TS12 1DT
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tel: 01287 623335  e-mail 
Open:  Zombie bookshop? The phone rings ...
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Established 1977, in my name since 1989. 11,000 books in most categories: especially NE topography, crime fiction, archaeology, trains.

Large room, plenty of books however stock is charity shopish but the prices are as cheap if not cheaper ... also seems to be reliable hours.  PaulP 02.08.11
When I passed by last Thursday, when the shop is scheduled to be open, not only was it closed but also there were no opening hours posted in the window.  The Bookman 17.04.15
No identifiable change: the shop remains closed, and there are no signs of activity within. Enquiry at the new bookshop in the town suggests that the proprietor died some while ago. If so, there was presumably no will.  The Bookman 12.02.18
Still shut when I was passing a couple of times in the last few months - yellowing titles in the window and no sign of any activity at all.  Graeme Andrew Rendall 06.12.18
I discovered from another Saltburn bookshop proprietor that the shop owner apparently died in 2015 & the shop has sadly remained neglected ever since.  Darania 26.04.19