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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar)

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Book lovers paradise!

Stopped for a drink whilst passing, such a lovely atmosphere. After having a drink I wandered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elephantemg
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London, United Kingdom
Lovely way to choose a book!

We have been here quite a few times now whenever we stay at Earl Sterndale nearby. The Bookstore is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John S
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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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 2 days ago

Stopped for a drink whilst passing, such a lovely atmosphere. After having a drink I wandered around the massive bookshop looking at all the different genres. Well worth a visit, wish I had been able to stay longer.

Thank Elephantemg
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words - hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here quite a few times now whenever we stay at Earl Sterndale nearby. The Bookstore is massive and full of bargains and it is impossible to come out of the store without buying some books. We decided to get a pot of...More

Thank John S
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review...we were a member of staff down in the cafe on Sunday morning and so they were indeed running a little behind schedule I’m afraid....hence no cakes out by then! Sorry about that and hopefully you’ll get your drinks...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Always a must place to stop off at over the years! Books and cake! What more do you need! Haven't eaten here since the new café - which is excellent! Fortify yourself with tea and cake and then gest lost in books!!

1  Thank David T
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your great review David...really appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you enter the bookstore, it seems quite random having a cafe inside as well. Funnily enough, it does blend in well! Went for a long weekend in Buxton and searched on Tripsadvisor for somewhere to go. Opted for brunch on day 2. Very busy,...More

Thank Emma S
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I’m going to guess that you came last Saturday mid morning? It was, by far, the loudest day we have ever experienced! The NCT had asked if they could have a story telling session and so there were babies and toddlers galore. Then came the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going to this place. Always feel there is no other place quite like the whole experience of the bookstore. Some of the books available are fantastic. Every time i visit i go into the Coffee Shop, The Staff and everyone are always very friendly....More

Thank JackJones7
BookstoreBrierlowBar, Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jack, thank you so much for your review, we always appreciate feedback. We’re so glad you like the Bookstore and Cafe so much, that means a lot to us. We changed our coffee supplier around 6 months ago. We were very keen to provide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An extensive range of all types and styles of books both fiction and non-fiction. I called for a specific walking book which they didn't have but found two others at a heavily discounted price (£13.99 reduced to £3.99). It's most enjoyable having a look around...More

Thank Steve T
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time. We are having new customer toilets built early next year, which should be a great improvement for anyone needing an accessible toilet. The car park will also be far more wheelchair friendly by...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Very good range of books,cards,puzzles and games.Very helpful staff and some comfy chairs.Very good cafe -try the coffee and walnut cake

1  Thank lattie2013
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review....we really appreciate you taking the time and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great bookshop with an amazing range of stock. They also have a superb range of cards which offer unusual and different options to run of the milk card shops. The restaurant and tea room is very good. They are able to offer soya milk options...More

1  Thank Ralph T
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review...we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Coffee shop with lovely food, amazing selection of books.... Could easily have spent hours here. Have recommended to friends visiting the area.

Thank cwistaston
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and for recommending us. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This bookstore is great. It’s huge and nearly all the books are£2.99 or less. As an avid reader it was an absolute Treasure trove. There was a whole room dedicated to children’s books. The dog was welcome too which was great, we had a great...More

Thank emmadro
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great things about us...we really appreciate it.

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