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“One of the greatest places in Derbyshire”

High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar)
Ranked #1 of 7 Shopping in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Ware, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“One of the greatest places in Derbyshire”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

I adore this shop, it's one of my genuine happy places. I have found some really wonderful gems here, I am currently reading a book on Ley-lines, I found in the far corner of the back room!

The books are of great value, they regularly have extra ale items, they have never disappointed me. If I'm ever looking for a book this is usually my first port of call.

Also on top of everything else, the staff are friendly and helpful.

If you are in the area it's well worth a visit!

Visited August 2012
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A bookshop you just musn't drive past.”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is a real gem. A bookshop in old converted garage in the middle of the countryside miles from a town at yet it is probably one of the best in the area. There is a huge range of books and many of them at reduced prices.

Go there for Christmas or birthday presents or a book for yourself!

Always worth stopping at

Visited February 2012
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Good shop”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Lots of books also lots of greeting cards and also they sell bird stuff.

Visited June 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Books ++”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon, comfy sofas and hot drinks available. Helpful friendly staff who directed us to the best cinema!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Jane K
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Time killer”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Very welcome place great for the kids and the adults has a lot of interesting things to do and free tea and coffee

Visited April 2012
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Thank Robert W
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