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Scarthin Books

The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this book shop with the added benefit of a fabulous little tearoom with a view over Cromford Mill pond with resident heron and wildlife. Run and owned by delightful and friendly folk people. If I lived locally I would be there every day!...More

Thank Penwyllt
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Guardian a few years ago listed Scarthin Books as one of the 10 best bookshops on the planet and I wouldn't disagree. If you are a Terry Pratchett fan you will know what L space is and this bookshop is certainly built in it!...More

Thank davkt
Reviewed 3 May 2017

After a great visit to the nearby mills we walked into Cromford to complete the Arkwright experience! After looking at some charming shops we wanted some lunch and spotted the cafe at the Scarthin Bookshop. Superb and unusual food and drinks on offer, well presented...More

Thank Middleagedcouple25
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We've been coming to Scarthin Books for years and always leave with armfuls of books. We found the place by accident on a visit to Derbyshire years ago and now we've actually moved into the county we look for any opportunity to visit. I don't...More

Thank JDY1966
Reviewed 13 April 2017

An incredible book shop run and owned by incredible people. A wonderful way to while a way a few hours in a shop best described as 'higgedly piggedly' in a brilliant way. Visiting Scarthin makes me very happy and its existence makes the world a...More

Thank Morrissey2782
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fabulous, quirky bookshop with a lovely cafe. Very relaxing to take a break here for a cup of tea or a light lunch.

Thank 50Cas
Reviewed 9 April 2017

After telling a friend from London to come and visit, we came for coffee's and cake but the soya milk "curdled", the waitress replaced the drinks but yet again it was "curdled", when I mentioned this she said that several people had complained about that...More

Thank sallyofthemanor
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Recommended by the lady guiding u round the Arkwright mill exhibition,there are 3 floors of books of fact,fiction,reference,romance,instruction,maps,manuals ,all dry! Excellent vegan cafe upstairs,staff friendly,helpful, a marvellous place,rounds off a visit to Cromford nicely,there are shops,pubs,restaurants,cafes here . A gem of a place,a must-visit destination

Thank G3AQS
Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you visit this popular bookshop you may wish to partake of refreshment, after a hour or more of perusing all manner of books covering every conceivable subject. If this is for you, find the staircase and go up, and up and up, until you...More

Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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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
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