Company Information

About Us

Summerfield Books is an independent family run business, steered by Paul and Chris O’Hara and a small number of dedicated staff. The business was originally founded by other members of the extended family and has been supplying new and second-hand books on botanical subjects for 35 years.

Chris and Paul have a varied background, in education, science and alternative lifestyles, and see their role very much as an educational one, albeit functioning within a traditional enterprise model.

At Summerfield Books we aim to foster interest in and concern for the world we live in. We encourage adults and children to celebrate its wonder, support and promote thoughtful management of its finite resources, and treat all of its inhabitants (legs or no legs), with care, respect and goodwill.

Our Books

We are specialists in botanical books. We also carry a wide range of titles on all aspects of natural history including ornithology, entomology as well as ecology and environmental sciences, botanical art, nature writing, biography and popular science. In addition we also stock a good range of lenses and other optical equipment for use in the field as well as bird and squirrel feeders and botanical equipment.

In 2014 we took over the running of Treesource, a website dedicated to supplying the Arboriculture industry and redeveloped the site to sell a wider range of tree books. All these titles and more are now available here on the Summerfield Books website.

We stock and source new books from smaller independent publishers, major publishers as well as privately published titles from specialist authors. We also buy and sell second hand books on botany, arboriculture and natural history and welcome enquiries from those looking to sell relevant collections.

Our products are packed using recycled, recyclable and sustainable materials wherever possible.

Our Shop

Our shop is open 9-5 Mon-Fri. We are very conveniently located close to junction 40 on the M6, the gateway to the North Lakes.

The Old Coach House
Skirsgill Business Park
CA11 0DJ

01768 210793

[email protected]


Summerfield Books 2007 Ltd Trading as:-
Summerfield Books

VAT Number GB-911 0787 43

Company Number 06242964