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Scarthin Books

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Book heaven

It's just the sort of place that reminds me why I love books. Narrow stairs and little corridors to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matlock, United Kingdom
Brilliant hidden gem!

If you’re a book lover I would highly recommend a visit to this place. I was in my element. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Scarthin, Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's just the sort of place that reminds me why I love books. Narrow stairs and little corridors to the various sections. It's like a little secret.

Thank CarolJ1173
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’re a book lover I would highly recommend a visit to this place. I was in my element. They have an extensive collection, including rare and collectibles. Not only that, the place has a quirky lay out with arm chairs here and there for...More

Thank Drlaurazowie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous book shop with welcoming staff (owner). Only wish that I could have spent a couple of hours in here exploring through the many, many books!! I love books therefore, this was a pleasure. I will be back soon. 🤩

Thank Casey-Castley
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Quirky is the word, love it. Visit the toilet it’s like stepping back in time. Great selection of books and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Found this amazingly quirky book shop, with a wonderfully welcoming cafe on the top floor, quite by accident..Wow..what a treat! Brilliant with the five thirsty kids and two parched adults in tow. Lovely selection of drinks and food at incredibly reasonable prices. The bookshop is...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

First time back since I was a young lad. Floors of books for every topic & taste. Everyone will find a book in here !

Thank SZGR
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Interesting place but how on earth you find something you are looking for is beyond me - stuff piled high and wide much of it unpriced. New mixed with second hand in some places much of it unpriced or new books presumably at cover price...More

Thank Voldermort
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I heard of Scarthin Books years ago and had read enthusuastically about the shop. My late father was a Scarthin lad and he would have loved the experience. I made a short visit to the shop and would have loved to have stayed and explored...More

Thank Malcolm D B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome collection of both new and secondhand books with friendly, helpful staff. Spent a good 30 minutes here and had time permitted would have spent longer. Yes we did buy a book!

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

An outstanding bookshop is an understatement! This place, rated "6th best bookshop IN THE WORLD", is an Aladdin’s magical cave of books, with moving walls and so much more. Its superb little café is a gluten free/vegetarian, vegan delight, and everyone is so enthusiastic and...More

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