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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar)

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Annual visit

We visit this bookstore several times on our annual visits to Buxton; always find something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
schiavis
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Seymour, Connecticut
via mobile
Delicious food

I can’t speak high enough for this place , they serve delicious fresh food , tasty cake and high... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nomad810196
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
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+44 1298 71017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this bookstore several times on our annual visits to Buxton; always find something unusual! Prices reasonable. Nice place to have coffee!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank schiavis
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 great review and your annual visits...both very much appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t speak high enough for this place , they serve delicious fresh food , tasty cake and high quality coffee. It’s seems at middle of nowhere so I feel luck I find it !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nomad810196
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 great review... and I’m glad you found us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the bookshop and was absolutely amazed at the quantity and quality of the stock - and the shop is huge! You turn a corner and there are still more shelves to browse. There's a dedicated children's section which, as a Primary School teacher, made...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fibe2012
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 very kind words...we really appreciate you taking the time to tell us such lovely things and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed January 3, 2019

We've visited the bookshop many times, but never tried the cafe before. This time, on our way back from the Buxton Panto, we stopped for tea, coffee and snacks and found a very pleasant ambience and friendly, helpful service. The range of cakes and cookies...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kate S
BookstoreBrierlowBar, Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. See you again soon.

Reviewed January 1, 2019

Stayed near here for 4 days over the New Year. Our first walk finished here and we went back on the next 2 days!!!! The coffee and cake were lovely, the staff really friendly and there are SO many books. It’s a shame we don’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brenda P
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

What a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and to write about it...we really appreciate it. Hopefully we’ll see you again sometime.

Reviewed December 30, 2018

I make a point of visiting the bookshop over the Christmas holiday - its been a tradition for about 15 years, and this year I was amazed. Having already seen the enlarged cafe last year (2017) I was amazed to see it crammed full on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark H
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

What a wonderful review...thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely things about us...we really do appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you next Christmas, if not before!

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Amazing bookshop good prices great selection. Wonderful Cafe with lovely teas, coffees and a great selection of cakes

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tripelthreat
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

Reviewed December 19, 2018

A place worth finding and lingering. A huge range of inexpensive books, and CD's something for all tastes from serial murder to philosophy, children's books to classics. Browse at leisure, sit in comfort, have lunch, cake, tea, coffee, forget time, drift away, remember birthdays -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike S
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Thank you for the most wonderful review ever! Really, really lovely...it made me blush! 😊

Reviewed November 12, 2018

Super collection of new books, some CDs, calendars etc. All sorts of subjects. Super cafe too. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavidJRadcliffe
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review David.

Reviewed November 9, 2018

It was a real surprise to find a bookshop with more books than many WHSmith's and with prices comparable to Amazon. Attached is a very classy café. All the staff are extremely friendly and you get service with a smile. Pop in and see for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NigelWDevon
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review...we really appreciate you taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your visit.

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pauloverde
January 28, 2019|
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Response from BookstoreBrierlowBar | Property representative |
Hi Paul, We sell new books that are primarily less than half price. We also sell a few full price new books and a small amount of second hand. Kind regards, Louisa
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