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Bookstore Brierlow Bar

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Address: Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
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+44 1298 71017
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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........................................................................ Bookstore Brierlow Bar is one of the country's largest independent bookshops, offering incredible breadth and depth of titles and subject areas, for both general and specialist booklovers. Knowledgeable, friendly staff are on hand at all times, in a spacious, relaxing atmosphere in which you can browse at leisure. ***New Coffee Bar*** We are very excited to announce that Bookstore Brierlow Coffee Bar is now open for business! Come and join us for a freshly ground coffee (we are proud to serve Fair Trade), or sample one of our Gold Award winning, loose leaf Novus teas. We have scrumptious sweet treats made by the wonderful Bridge Bakehouse too. And this is just the beginning! Over the coming months, we hope to expand our little seating area and serve light lunches such as salads, sandwiches, soups and paninis. Do come and see us soon! Bookstore Brierlow Bar boasts a large, free car park with picnic tables, and the rivers Dove and Manifold are just a short distance away. We also welcome coaches and appointments are not always necessary.

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Books galore

A relaxing unhurried experience. Parking can be an issue at times but for any book lover it's heaven. Stock arranged methodically and decent walk ways. This is not one of those... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A relaxing unhurried experience. Parking can be an issue at times but for any book lover it's heaven. Stock arranged methodically and decent walk ways. This is not one of those second-hand bookstores where everything is crammed in to a series of small room. This is spacious and light. Be warned...... it's difficult to walk out with just a single... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came across this bookshop after visiting Buxton. I love books, so we pulled in. It looked large from the roadside. Large car park was great. Inside, it is crammed full of books, nice areas of books on display. The Art, craft, architecture and gardening section have a very good choice. There are bargains to be had. But,still some books... More 

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Matlock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Book lovers will enjoy this large and relaxed barn of a bookstore on the way to Buxton. Huge stock and good prices.

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Thank Linda H
BookstoreBrierlowBar, Admin at Bookstore Brierlow Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We hope you will come back and see us again soon. More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This looks very large from the road so thought worth a visit .nothing special ,very well laid out but Waterstones have a better range ,and the works are a lot cheaper ..didn't use the cafe on this visit

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Thank kaz7779
BookstoreBrierlowBar, Admin at Bookstore Brierlow Bar, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Our stock is low at the moment because we have had our annual stock take this month. The stock is now coming in for the 2017 season. Regarding the range of books, we sell mainly remaindered items which means we haven't got the new releases you would find in places like Waterstones. New books... More 

Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love books and a bargain then this is the place for you! Discount prices covering a wide range of subjects both fact and fiction. New comfortable coffee area serves good coffee - understand they are having a new kitchen installed and will then be serving food too. Plenty of free parking.

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Thank Wendy R
BookstoreBrierlowBar, Admin at Bookstore Brierlow Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The store is a bit like the Tardis, being larger inside than one expects looking from the outside. The store is jam-packed full of books with a great range of reading for everyone. The most impressive thing is the cut prices, and if you want a break from it all (looking at books that is), there is a cafe. We... More 

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Thank bc2016232
BookstoreBrierlowBar, Admin at Bookstore Brierlow Bar, responded to this review

Your kind words are much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you. More 

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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Have had some great bargains here , so much choice, at least an hour of browsing to be had. Friendly and helpful staff

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BookstoreBrierlowBar, Admin at Bookstore Brierlow Bar, responded to this review

Your kind words are much appreciated. Thank you More 

Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and there is always something to marvel at the incredible range of new, discounted books on practically every subject under the sun! I'm pleased to see an extended coffee area so will look forward to relaxing here at my next visit. On a recent trip we were looking for a local guide on Walks... More 

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Thank mercuryderbyshire
BookstoreBrierlowBar, Admin at Bookstore Brierlow Bar, responded to this review

That is so kind of you! We are delighted to have such a nice review! Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Always find a book I want here! They have so many brand new but discounted books. The coffee shop is decorated very nicely and serves great coffee and cakes. Always open, even on new year's day! One of my favourite places to visit when I'm in the Peak District.

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Thank Iona W
BookstoreBrierlowBar, Admin at Bookstore Brierlow Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nipped on quickly when passing and wish I could have spent more time there. Picked up a few books and will definitely visit again when in the area.

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BookstoreBrierlowBar, Admin at Bookstore Brierlow Bar, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come back and see us again. More 

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