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Scarthin Books

The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to browse, with reasonable prices, and some very unusual stock. The owner is a real book enthusiast and very helpful.

Thank RojWhittle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come and spend hours browsing the enormous second hand book selection and find wonders to buy. Have a coffee in the cafe too.

Thank jazzyc43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a little gem. New, used and antiquarian books. Excellent customer service. I asked if they stocked a particular book and the young lady went straight to it and brought it to me. Next time we will try the vegetarian cafe within the shop.

Thank Share4
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

When you need a rest from wandering the shelves of this wonderful bookshop, the cafe is a great place to refuel! We sat in the pretty garden and took in the sunshine and nature with a slice of delicious coconut cake. It was gluten free...More

Thank Sorellina
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Lot's of books, new and seconhand. You might find a real gem. Interesting little tea room with quite decent veggie food.

Thank chives1cl
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Scarthin Books stock all manner of books to suit all tastes. The books are stacked on floor to ceiling shelves on the ground, first and second floors. When you need a break to consider what you may purchase, there is a small cafe upstairs serving...More

Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Seriously the best bookshop in the world. And I've been in a few. You can lose yourself for hours between the stacks or have a lovely cuppa and an excellent meal in their vege cafe. I'm still not entirely convinced this place exists in the...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This lovely book shop is how the best book shops used to be, but an increasingly endangered species since the advent of amazon and supermarkets churning out discounted best sellers. Set over three floors in a period building at the side of Cromford mill pond,...More

Thank mimschat
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A little hidden gem ....... Well hidden in fact, at the top of Scarthin bookshop! What a delightful find - hundreds of books crammed into this building and you could easily spend hours here. We only had coffees but when next in Cromford will definitely...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Dying to visit since I moved to Cromford and dragged my friend who was visiting up. She decided to wander off to the music section (she's a music teacher) and I lost myself in the stacks and stacks of books that this shop has to...More

Thank J P
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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
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  • Address: The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44-0-1629-82-32-72
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