Scarthin Books


Scarthin Books
BRITAIN’S MOST ENJOYABLE BOOKSHOP!

What a boast!  MOST enjoyable??  MOST BOASTFUL perhaps!  The earlier motto was: A Bookshop for the Majority of Minorities – and this remains accurate.  What we SPECIALISE in is SURVIVING, and we can only survive in this beautiful but congested and hidden place because we offer the Compleat Bookshop Experience and a service both Quirky and Competent, during these hours: 9-6 Monday-Saturday; 12-6 Sundays and New Year’s Day. The café opens at 9.30am Mon-Sat (12pm Sun), last orders daily at 5.15. We are closed 25th and 26th December. Telephone (UK) 01629 823272.

While boasting, we also boast New Books (40,000+), Second-Hand (50,000+), Rare and Antiquarian (5,000+), Music, Café, Publishing. 

From the Guardian Online’s list of the ‘World’s 10 Best Bookshops’, which had Scarthin Books at number six ...

6) Scarthin’s in the Peak District

Of course, others might prefer the altogether more earthy beauty of a shop like Scarthin Books in the Peak District. Scarthin’s has been selling new and second-hand books since the mid-1970s. It has rooms full of new and old books, a delightful café and what can best be described as a small exhibition of curiosities on the first floor. It is a bookshop so beloved, that it advertises local guest and farmhouses on its websites where devotees can stay overnight.

Specialities: Derbyshire, Mining, Science, Musical Scores, Alison Uttley, General Second-hand Books.


 The Promenade, Scarthin, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3QF