Fans come face to face with TV globetrotter.
The actor and scriptwriter, who is also well known for his travel documentaries, greeted fans and signed copies of his new book - Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988 - at Broadhursts, on Market Street.
Alison Thompson and Jenny Woodcock, from south Liverpool, queued for almost an hour and half to meet the author.
Jenny said: "We have been following Michael Palin since his early Monty Python days and we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to meet him."
Michael Palin at Broadhursts book shop, Southport, yesterday