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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar)

Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
+44 1298 71017
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Early Christmas Shopping

Took the Grandchildren to the bookshop for an early Christmas Shopping trip very impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Frnicol
,
Leek, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fab little bookshop

Wow this book store is fantastic, there is some many books and all at amazing prices, I just wish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca G
,
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe 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 Cafe*** We are very excited to announce that High Peak Bookstore Cafe 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 home made cakes and we serve light lunches such as salads, sandwiches, soups and paninis. Do come and see us soon! High Peak Bookstore and Cafe 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great prices” (13 reviews)
“love books” (10 reviews)
“book store” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
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+44 1298 71017
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the Grandchildren to the bookshop for an early Christmas Shopping trip very impressed with the layout and choice of books. There was plenty of room for the children to walk around. The cafe was a great added extra and there was a good choice...More

Thank Frnicol
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate your comments and we’re glad you enjoyed your visit. I inherited the toilets as they are and know that they are not ideal...I am in the process of applying for planning permission to have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this book store is fantastic, there is some many books and all at amazing prices, I just wish this place was closet to me, well worth a a trip.

Thank Rebecca G
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review Rebecca G...please call again when you’re in the area.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a good idea to have a cafe area. Didn't have time for more than a coffee and a cheese scone. Coffee must be amongst the best in Derbyshire. Unfortunately the cheese scones need some attention - like cheese in the mix rather than just...More

Thank bewrayer
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review...we do have great coffee. We’re working on the scones... we get them from a very well known local bakery at present (that I won’t name, as that wouldn’t be fair) but we hope to be making our own very soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Grub at this lovely bookstore, interesting menu, soft drinks and excellent coffee. Scrubbed pine tables and comfortable chairs. Friendly staff.

Thank timm586
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review...we really appreciate you taking the time to write such lovely things about our Bookstore and Cafe. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We! My wife and I are locals and today the 3/10/17 we visited the bookstore/cafe for the first time owing to taking up cycling! And to our surprise it was an excellent decision to call in! An excellent choice of books and cards and the...More

Thank Denis C
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking up cycling and stopping by to see us and then taking the time to say how much you like us... see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great range of well priced books, games and gifts my hubby was excited to get 7 new Sci Fi books in one visit. Next time we visit definitely need more time to check out the cafe it looked lovely.

Thank Misty_8_12
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review...we appreciate you taking the time and we’re so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I visit here once in a while when we are in the area and we are never disappointed with the amount of books on offer. There's so many to choose from and all are reasonably cheap too! The shop is split into...More

Thank _bekkiboo58
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely words and taking the time to write us a review...we really do appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a very wet day. Lost ourselves amoungest the many different books. We then enjoyeda lovely cuppa with yummy homemade cakes

Thank Helen D
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review for us.

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in here on Saturday afternoon having spotted it whilst driving past on our way to a nearby campsite. Fantastic selection of books at very low prices. Comfy chairs available if you want to sit the first chapter before you buy. We had a spot...More

Thank Amarsaday
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Yay! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us and that we pleased the hardest man ever to please! Thank you for your lovely review...we really appreciate it and hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick look around. However, this is not some small book store but a well designed store of a selection of books hard to find elsewhere at some amazing prices. Part of the store has a caffe with a very reasonably priced...More

Thank Woolf1919
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

What a lovely review...thank you so much for taking the time to tell us what you thought of our Bookstore and Cafe.

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